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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.


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

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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

Winner of J M Barrie Award 2016 March 16 was Michael Morpurgo month on Lovereading4kids - click here to view the favourites we selected on themes of Legends, Animals, War and Journeys. Michael Morpurgo, OBE, MBE, is one of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers. He was appointed Children’s Laureate in May 2003, a post he helped to set up with his friend Ted Hughes in 1999. He was awarded an OBE for services to Literature in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2007. He has written over 120 books, including Kensuke’s Kingdom which won the Children’...

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