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Beowulf

Written by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Illustrated by Charles Keeping

Beowulf Synopsis

This is the story of a young man who travelled far across the sea to fight two terrifying monsters-one who could rip a man apart and drink his blood, the other who lived like a sea-wolf at the bottom of a dark, blood-stained lake. His name was Beowulf, and his story was written down in Anglo-Saxon in the eighth century. Kevin Crossley-Holland retells the story for children in strong, rhythmical prose, with striking illustrations by Charles Keeping. The paperback edition is now reissued with a new cover.

Beowulf Press Reviews

Asks to be placed immediately in the hands of every child...reads aloud resoundingly. --The School Librarian The strong, alliterative prose has something of the same quality as the splendid Old English verse. A remarkable achievement. --Children's Books of the Year Asks to be placed immediately in the hands of every child...reads aloud resoundingly. --The School Librarian The strong, alliterative prose has something of the same quality as the splendid Old English verse. A remarkable achievement. --Children's Books of the Year Asks to be placed immediately in the hands of every child...reads aloud resoundingly. --The School Librarian The strong, alliterative prose has something of the same quality as the splendid Old English verse. A remarkable achievement. --Children's Books of the Year Asks to be placed immediately in the hands of every child...reads aloud resoundingly. --The School Librarian The strong, alliterative prose has something of the same quality as the splendid Old English verse. A remarkable achievement. --Children's Books of the Year

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192723697
Publication date: 6th May 1999
Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Illustrator: Charles Keeping
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 48 pages

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