Publication Date: 15/01/2020 ISBN: 9781781129326 Category:

Monster Slayer

Brian Patten, Chris Riddell

Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Publication Date: 15/01/2020 ISBN: 9781781129326 Category:
Paperback / Softback




One dark night, the music and singing wake a monster from a swamp … Warrior after warrior comes to slay the monster, but no one can outwit Grendel. Only the great hero Beowulf stands a chance – but even he is not prepared for the horror that lies in wait. A stunning prose retelling of a Beowulf tale from an author-illustrator dream-team. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Publisher Review

"A great little book, beautifully designed and an absolute pleasure to read time and time again" -- The Letterpress Project "Enticing ... brilliantly done, [Brian Patten] has managed to condense it down into readable language while retaining the gore and thrill of the original poem" -- Teen Librarian "Should engage the most reluctant of reader, making the oft-studied text more accessible and certainly more vivid ... The design ... is a thing of beauty, simplicity and space ... As a package, it's essential for any young person studying the original text" -- My Book Corner, Blog "I've rarely seen my son so excited to finish a bedtime story. We think adventure-loving kids everywhere will enjoy this thrilling, easy-to-read retelling of the legendary Beowulf story" -- Wellies on the School Run, Blog "With a dazzling cover, Riddell's spectacular and atmospheric black-and-white illustrations, and Patten's highly accessible and exciting retelling, this is an inspirational introduction to one of the world's most famous poems" -- Lancashire Evening Post

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