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Kid Beowulf and the Rise of El Cid

(Kid Beowulf #3)

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"Kid Beowulf is a gateway drug to the classics!" – wired.com

Book Three in the acclaimed Kid Beowulf graphic novel series!

Beowulf and Grendel are in war-torn Spain, where honor is hard-fought, allegiances are dubious, and the bulls run wild! Amidst it all comes a young knight named Rodrigo, who fights for the name he's lost, the land he loves and the virtue they've both for
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published 2013 by Kid Beowulf Comics
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Chad
Aug 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2018, netgalley
The art was absolutely terrible, just a step above stick figures. The story was so dry, my mind went numb and I couldn't tell much of what happened. There's multiple stories it switches back and forth between that seem unrelated and the story of El Cid told in verse, a sure sign of terribleness.
Wayne McCoy
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I only received a 45 page preview for 'Kid Beowulf #3: The Rise of El Cid' by Alexis E. Fajardo, but based on that preview and what I know from reading the previous volumes, I can confidently state that this will be another fun adventure where young readers learn more about legendary heroes.

This time around Kid Beowulf and Grendel find themselves fighting in Spain. They meet a knight named Rodgrigo. There is also a good preface telling the story that we know of El Cid. I was really only familiar
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Barbara
3.5. Picking up where the second book left off, Grendel and Beowulf find themselves in Spain where a band of travelers mistakes them for gods and plans to use them in a sacrificial ritual. Their storyline eventually intersects with that of Rodrigo, a promising young knight whose fortune has gone awry after he kills the father of his beloved, Ximena, and is exiled from his homeland. Forced to become a mercenary soldier, Rodrigo eventually amasses a large army and gains back all that he has lost, ...more
Thoreau
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic, sf
The great Kid Beowulf series gets even better in the third book. There is new depth and shading, in the art, in the characters, and in the storytelling, which is very appropriate for young readers who are growing up with twin brothers Beowulf and Grendel. In this installment there are also some strong female roles (Ximena, Queen Urraca, and Boudi), and a story that very organically touches on always-relevant issues of tolerance and empathy, without losing Kid B's signature sense of humor and pla ...more
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“Kid Beowulf is a gateway drug to the classics!” – wired.com

Book Three in the acclaimed Kid Beowulf graphic novel series!

Beowulf and Grendel are in war-torn Spain, where honor is hard-fought, allegiances are dubious, and the bulls run wild! Amidst it all comes a young knight named Rodrigo, who fights for the name he’s lost, the land he loves and the virtue they’ve both forgotten. Inspired by the epic poem BEOWULF, the Kid Beowulf series follows the adventures of 12-year-old twin brothers Beowulf
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Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Colorful, creative, and a fun take on literature. I would more than gladly add this one to my classroom or library shelf. Cool stuff indeed.
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Alexis E. Fajardo is a student of the classics – whether Daffy Duck or Damocles – and has created a unique blend of the two in his graphic novel series, Kid Beowulf. Lex currently resides in Santa Rosa, where, when not penning Kid Beowulf, he works is Senior Editor of Publishing at the Charles M. Schulz Studio.

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