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Beowulf

Written by Michael Morpurgo

Illustrated by Michael Foreman

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LoveReading View on Beowulf

Artfully retold and magnificently illustrated, this companion volume to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is made instantly accessible to children by a formidable children's book partnership.

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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 Reader Reviews

A small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review BeowulfClick Here to read the full reviews.

  • Ewan Young, age 10 - 'Lots of adventure and alliteration...The pictures are really good too, I especially like the ones of the Death-Dragon.'

  • 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.'

Beowulf Press Reviews

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: 9781406348873
Publication date: 3rd October 2013
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Illustrator: Michael Foreman
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Traditional Tales
Recommendations: Reviewed by Children

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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