The earliest poem in the Anglo-Saxon language, Beowulf is often a challenge to even the most sophisticated reader. But in this edition, the gripping adventures of the great warrior Beowulf spring to life in a retold version woven of simple prose that children will be able to fully understand. With the skill of a master storyteller, H. E. Marshall offers a rousing adventure about a monster-slaying hero that is suitable for readers ages 8 and older.
The gripping adventures of the great warrior Beowulf spring to life in a masterfully retold version woven of simple prose that children will fully understand and delight in. Indeed, readers of every age will thrill to the courageous feats of one of literature's legendary heroes, including Beowulf's epic battles with dragons and the horrible ogre, Grendel. Offering both a glimpse of Scandinavian life in the sixth century, and a spellbinding tale of battles and bravery, this carefully rendered edition is the perfect way to experience one of the great epics of the English language in a highly readable format that stays true to the original.