Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Retelling of Beowulf

Rumford, James (2007). Beowulf: A Hero's Tale Retold. Grades 5-8.

Beowulf's epic poem is retold in a much simpler fashion that will appeal to kids who enjoy reading about battles, Greek mythology, as well as graphic novels! Rumford uses words rooted in Old English (with a phonetic spelling in parenthesis) to preserve the ancient feel of the story. The illustrations alone will draw in readers and are a great visual representation of key moments in the story.

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