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Beowulf (Kingfisher Epic)
This is a novelised retelling of one of English literature's greatest stories. Dramatic line drawings bring the exciting story about a brave Scandinavian warrior to life. The story tells of Beowulf's adventures, as he slays the ogre Grendel, who has been terrorizing a neighbouring king's land.
Paperback, 159 pages
Published by Kingfisher
(first published September 15th 2007)
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The stock summary is pretty much accurate. Though this is likely aimed at children there is no reason adults can't read it if they desire a retelling of Beowulf without the verbosity, obscure words and poetic (but sometimes confusing) euphemisms. Hey, one could always read this then work up toward the adult editions.
I started reading this after my 6 year old son picked it out at the bookstore. It greatly impressed him. I read it just to see what he'd been up to. A good retelling for children - though probably not for 6 year olds. I'm interested in checking out some of the other books in the Kingfisher Epic series.