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'For a long while Beowulf leaned on the blood-stained sword; his heart was pounding. A man with the strength of thirty! Slayer of Grendel and slayer of the sea-wolf! A hero without equal in this middle-world!'

The story of Beowulf was written down as an epic poem in Anglo-Saxon England. It recounts the heroic struggles of one man against supernatural monsters. Kevin Crossley-Holland's retelling unleashes the excitement in this tale of the triumph of good over evil, while unforgettable illustrations from Charles Keeping capture every brooding moment and explosive episode. This new edition features rescanned artwork to capture the breath-taking detail of Keeping's illustrations and a striking new
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 215 x 278 x 5mm | 225g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • Full Colour
  • 0192794442
  • 9780192794444
  • 341,997

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The striking quality of these classic poems is such that they still offer excitement and intensity for today's young readers with Keeping's unique interpretation providing a marvellous way into the poetry. * Dave Chant, Carousel * Crossley-Holland tells old (folk) tales better than anyone else alive * The Guardian * Keeping's illustrations are amongst the most powerful images ever to have appeared in children's literature. * Books for Keeps *
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About Kevin Crossley-Holland

Charles Keeping was twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.
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176 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 25% (44)
4 29% (51)
3 23% (41)
2 17% (30)
1 6% (10)
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