Henriette Barkow


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For twelve years, Grendel, a ferocious and bloodthirsty creature, terrorises King Hrothgar’s people, killing and devouring their bravest warriors. That is until one day when Beowulf, the strongest and mightiest of the Geat warriors, arrives on the Danish shores determined to defeat Grendel. When Beowulf slaughters the vicious creature, the kingdom rejoices but the celebrations do not last long. In all the excitement, the people of Hrothgar have forgotten about Grendel’s keenest ally…This gripping dual language adaptation of the Anglo-Saxon epic makes the legend of Beowulf accessible to readers of all ages. As well as offering a thrilling insight into Anglo-Saxon history, this reworking of the 8th century poem can be used to introduce readers to the study of Old English and epic poetry. Brought to life through Alan Down’s powerful illustrations, Beowulf’s exploits also invite discussion of heroism, myths, and legends.Please note that the following dual language editions can be used with TalkingPEN: Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish and Urdu. Other editions are not TalkingPEN-enabled at the moment.

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