One of the first known legends in Old English, now brilliantly retold by the author of War Horse. This tale of dragons and sea-hags sings through the ages to shape our world now. Beowulf is the gripping tale of a Scandinavian warrior who fights three evils so powerful they could each destroy whole kingdoms. Beowulf is no ordinary hero. Standing head and shoulders above his comrades, he saves the land of the Danes from a merciless ogre named Grendel. But his trials are not over. Next he must defend his home from his evil sea-hag mother. But in his third terrible battle, facing the death-dragon of the deep, our great hero truly meets his match…
- A vivid retelling of a story that has shaped our culture
- Bold adventures, terrible monsters and lyrical writing
- Michael Morpurgo is a legend of children’s literature
- His bestsellers include War Horse and Private Peaceful
- Includes Michael Foreman’s dramatic artwork throughout
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