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Beowulf the Hero by Tony Bradman
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Oct 06, 2011

it was amazing
Read from September 14 to October 06, 2011

Beowulf the Hero is the story of a monster called Grendel who one night, crept into the hall of a Danish Chief called Rothgar killed many of his warriors. He continued to do this night after night until Rothgar was forced to tell his people to avoid the hall during the night hours. None of Rothgar’s men were able to stand up to the monster from the swamp, so a brave man called Beowulf decided that he and his men would take it on and rid the village of the monster. So Beowulf and his men enjoyed a last meal and waited for the monster to arrive. When he did arrive a fierce battle broke out but Beowulf managed to break the monsters arm. The whole village were elated as the monster was now dead and would not be back to terrorise them anymore. But the following night Rothgar’s mother, a bigger scarier monster, comes back to seek revenge for her son. She is twice as vicious and fierce and kills some more of the villagers. So Beowulf decided that he would rid the village once and for all and he dived back into the swamp and returns with the heads of both Rothgar and his mother and finally the village can breathe a sigh of relief. I would recommend this book to 8-11 year olds. It could be used as part of cross-curricular history/English lesson on who Beowulf was and his significance. To read the book in this way would enhance the content and make it more enjoyable for all.
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