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Beowulf Dragonslayer

Written by Rosemary Sutcliff

Illustrated by Charles Keeping

Beowulf Dragonslayer Synopsis

Grendel prowled in, hating all men and all joy and hungry for human life. So swift was his attack that no man heard an outcry; but when the dawn came, thirty of Hothgar's best and noblest thanes were missing. Only Beowulf, foremost among warriors, has the strength and courage to battle with Grendel the Night-stalker. In this thrilling re-telling of the Anglo-Saxon legend, Rosemary Sutcliff recounts Beowulf's most terrifying quests: against Grendel the man-wolf, against the hideous sea-hag and, most courageous of all - his fight to the death with the monstrous fire-drake.

Beowulf Dragonslayer Press Reviews

The author retells this classic Anglo-Saxon tale of adventure, monsters and heroes faithfully but with great panache The Good Book Guide Adults and children will enjoy this simple retelling Sunday Express

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099417132
Publication date: 5th July 2001
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Illustrator: Charles Keeping
Publisher: Red Fox an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages

About Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff was born in 1920 in West Clanden, Surrey. With over 40 books to her credit, Rosemary Sutcliff is now universally considered one of the finest writers of historical novels for children. Her first novel, The Queen Elizabeth Story was published in 1950. In 1972 her book Tristan and Iseult was runner-up for the Carnegie Medal. In 1974 she was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and in 1978 her book, Song for a Dark Queen was commended for the Other Award. Rosemary lived for a long time in Arundel, Sussex with her dogs and in 1975, she was awarded the OBE for services ...

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