Beowulf

Beowulf

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This is the story of a young warrior 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, first written in Anglo-Saxon in the 8th century, has become one of the world's most famous epics. Kevin Crossley-Holland has now retold the legend for children in strong, rhythmical prose accompanied by Charles Keeping's strikingly brilliant drawings. Together they bring to life the strength and power of one of the first great English poems.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 206 x 270 x 4mm | 199.58g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English, Old (ca. 450-1100)
  • 0192721844
  • 9780192721846

About C. Keeping

Kevin Crossley-Holland is a British author, poet, and editor well-known to both young and old readers. Among his most recent books for children are Folktales of the British Isles and Axe-Age, Wolf-Age. Charles Keeping has illustrated over 100 children's books, including several of his own, and has twice won the British Library Association's Kate Greenaway Medal.show more

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