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This unique retelling of the ancient Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf is told from the point of view of fourteen-year-old Wiglaf, Beowulf's youngest kinsman. Through Wiglaf's visions and the stories he hears from his grandfather, a riveting tale unfolds -- how Beowulf saved the Danes by fighting the evil troll Grendel, and how he then killed Grendel's enraged mother. When Wiglaf m ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Groundwood Books (first published September 9th 1999)
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Mir
Jun 14, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
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Mariana
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Las ilustraciones de Laszlo Gal en esta edición son una maravilla. Tanto para aquellos que no hayan leído esta obra como para los fanáticos, vale mucho la pena.
Christianna Woodling
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Title:Beowulf
Author: Welwyn Wilton Katz
Illustrator: Laszlo Gal
Genre: European Folktale
Theme(s): good vs evil, wisdom, bravery, fate, loyalty,
Opening line/sentence: Deep night lay over the three small buildings of the last steading of the Waegmundings.
Brief Book Summary: Beowulf has a large reputation for being a brave and amazing warrior. The Danes call upon him to defeat the demon Grendel. Beowulf kills both Grendel and his mother when she comes after him for revenge. Beowulf is a hero but o
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Jennifer Fertig
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent read-aloud to my 3rd and 6th graders. I would encourage anyone who wants a little understanding of Beowulf to read this version. It's a great first taste of this story written from the perspective of Wiglaf and with all those from the Waegmundings having a gifting. I liked that. It was fun for our girls to see that some of their favorite stories like the The Hobbit had similarities with this story, and that Tolkien and others loved the ballads and legends of old and how imp ...more
Ledys
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
If I never read another version of Beowulf, I think I can be content this is the one I read. I loved the treatment of the legend through Wiglaf's eyes, and how that gave the story a happy ending despite everything else that happens. Loved it!
Krista Stevens
Feb 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: classic-canon
Oversized. Very much a narrative. 63 pages longs - illustrations, full size, almost every other page. Illustrations are nice, but I'm not sure kids would love them.
Carolyn
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-ages
Lizzy and I really enjoyed this rendition of a classic. Who would have thought since it's pretty much a guy book.
Gina
Sep 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wish the names were easier to pronounce!!! LOL! One of the classics to enrich my life.
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