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Beowulf, Dragonslayer

Written by Rosemary Sutcliff

Part of the A Puffin Book Series

Beowulf, Dragonslayer Synopsis

In this thrilling re-telling of the Anglo-Saxon legend, Beowulf, the renowned children's historical fiction writer 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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141368696
Publication date: 7th July 2016
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 128 pages

About Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff was born in 1920 in Surrey. She is universally considered one of the finest writers of historical novels for children. Her first novel, The Queen Elizabeth Story was published in 1950. In 1959 her book The Lantern Bearers won 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. In 1975, Rosemary was awarded the OBE for services to Children's Literature and the CBE in 1992. She died in July 1992.

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