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Beowulf

By Michael Morpurgo
Illustrated by Michael Foreman

The epic Anglo-Saxon legend is brilliantly recreated by an award-winning author/illustrator team.

In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature. Artfully retold and magnificently illustrated, this companion volume to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is made instantly accessible to children by a formidable children's book partnership.

  • This companion volume to "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" is made instantly accessible to children by a formidable children s book partnership.
  • "With Morpurgo s expert retelling and Foreman s masterly spreads ... this is quite perfect," The Children s Bookseller on "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight".

About the author

Michael Morpurgo, the 2003–2005 Children's Laureate, is widely recognized as a master storyteller, and has won numerous awards for his work, including the Smarties Book Prize, the Writer's Guild Award and the Children's Book Award (for The Wreck of the Zanzibar). Michael lives in Devon.

About the illustrator

Michael Foreman is one of the world's leading illustrators. He has won several major awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal, most recently for War Boy. His titles for Walker Books include Beowulf (9781844287543), Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (9781844287307) and Mia's Story (9781844282784). He lives in London.

Review

"This is a wonderful retelling of the myth." DMAG

ISBN: 9781406305975
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2007
Dimensions: 190 x 230mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $22.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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