Beowulf: A Verse Adaptation with Young Readers in Mind (Paperback)
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Beowulf: A Verse Adaptation with Young Readers in Mind (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages / Published: 02/03/2012
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(Softcover) This adaptation of the Beowulf epic, written for a younger audience, preserves the Anglo-Saxon verse feel of the original text. Illustrations by Sean Yates enhance the reader's experience. "Joshua Gray's poetic re-telling of the Beowulf epic as a tale for children gets to the essence of the action with a use of modern English which is accessible and clear for young minds, listening while busily building their own image-worlds...I have the sense that this new text may well encourage very young listeners, years later (after their bedtime stories are a distant memory), to recall this tale with pleasure and to discover a vibrant curiosity to know more about the doings of Hrothgar, Grendel and Beowulf." -- Benjamin Bagby, Performer of Beowulf "Gray captures both the fearsomeness of the poem's monsters and the artful alliteration of its Anglo-Saxon origins...Hook the kids with this version, and hope that they will return to the longer poem in later years." -- Tod Linafelt, Georgetown University

Publisher: Zouch Six Shilling Press (Zouch Media))
ISBN: 9780985175429
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 102 g
Dimensions: 280 x 216 x 2 mm

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