The exhilarating epic blazes to life -- featuring illustrations by a lead artist on the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
"Look into the flames and let your minds empty. . . . For this is a tale of blood and heat and ashes."
It is a tale that has been retold countless times through the centuries -- and here, in an enthralling edition illustrated by a noted Tolkien artist, the mighty Beowulf is well set to capture new legions of followers.
This contemporary retelling of the ancient epic -- narrated with a touch of banter by the faithful Wiglaf and featuring vividly dramatic illustrations -- follows the mythic hero from his disarming of the gruesome Grendel to his sword battle with the monster's sea hag mother to his final, fiery showdown with an avenging dragon.
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Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 9+ years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 84
Published: 9th October 2007
Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Dimensions (cm): 1.27 x 23.495 x 26.67
Weight (kg): 0.803