Kid Beowulf: The Blood-Bound Oath by Alexis E. Fajardo
  

Synopsis

Kid Beowulf: The Blood-Bound Oath by Alexis E. Fajardo

If you liked Percy Jackson, you'll love Kid Beowulf! Inspired by the epic poem Beowulf, this fun new series follows the adventures of 12-year-old twin brothers Beowulf and Grendel as they travel to distant lands and meet fellow epic heroes! In book one of the series, our heroes' destiny is tied to the past, when a prince named Hrothgar begins a quest for power-one that leads him to a fiery dragon, an enchanted sword, and an oath sworn in blood. But when Hrothgar breaks his oath he breaks his kingdom, and the only thing that will save it is a family he's forgotten and heroes not yet born... These broadly adapted retellings add a lot of fun and fighting to the basic bones of the classic tales! -A Parent's Guide To The Best Kids' Comics

Reviews

What Rick Riordan did for the Greek gods, Fajardo has done for 'Beowulf': magnificent. (Kirkus) Fajardo takes one of the most recognizable pieces in English literature and makes it fully accessible to younger and struggling readers...capturing the attention of even the most unfocused readers...Hand to graphic novel fans who love action and adventure. (John Trischitti, School Library Journal) ...a richly imagined tale...humorous and engrossing adventures. (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books) In the grand tradition of Bone, Amulet, and countless other epic quest graphic novels, Fajardo gives us heroes to root for, villains to loathe, and complex characterizations around every turn. (Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal's FUSE 8 blog)

About the Author

Alexis E. Fajardo is a student of the classics-whether Daffy Duck of Damocles-and has created a unique blend of the two in Kid Beowulf. Alexis has taught cartooning throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and currently resides in Santa Rosa, California, where, when not penning Kid Beowulf, he works for Peanuts at the Charles M. Schulz Studio.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
240 pages
Interest Age: From 8

Author

Alexis E. Fajardo
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Publisher

Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publication date

8th September 2016

ISBN

9781449475895


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