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Written by Michael Morpurgo

Illustrated by Michael Foreman

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LoveReading View on Beowulf

A dramatic graphic novel adaptation of the epic Anglo-Saxon legend. Beowulf, the King of heroic epics gets a superb and lavish visual interpretation in this full-colour mixed-media gem. A story that has been told over the generations for more than a thousand years, Beowulf finds a true home in this graphic novel edition, which makes the heroic saga instantly accessible to younger readers.


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Beowulf Synopsis

In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature.

Beowulf Press Reviews

A small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review Beowulf.  You can read their reviews below.

Ewan Young, age 10 - 'Lots of adventure and alliteration...The pictures are really good too, I especially like the ones of the Death-Dragon.'  Click Here to read the full review.

Alex Crisp, age 8 -
'Beowulf is an ancient myth about a man who is very strong and travels across the sea to fight horrible creatures that have come from hell.' Click Here to read the full review.


Further praise for Michael Morpurgo.

With Morpurgo's expert retelling and Foreman's masterly spreads... this is quite perfect, as is the production. The Children's Bookseller on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781406348873
Publication date: 03/10/2013
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406305975
Publication date: 05/11/2007
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406305975
Publication date: 5th November 2007
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Illustrator: Michael Foreman
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Traditional Tales

About Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo, began writing stories in the early '70's, in response to the children in his class at the primary school where he taught in Kent.  One of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers, Michael was appointed Children’s Laureate in 2003, a post he helped to set up with Ted Hughes in 1999. He was awarded an OBE in 2007 and a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours in 2018 for services to literature and charity. He has written over 150 books, including The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Why the Whales Came, The Mozart Question, ...

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