Stories of Beowulf Told to the Children

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Yesterday's Classics, Nov 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 88 pages
4 Reviews
The Anglo-Saxon saga retold in excellent English prose, with the heroic qualities emphasized. Relates how Beowulf, the hero of the Anglo-Saxons, journeys to Daneland, and how he overcomes Grendel, the ogre, and his mother, the water witch, then returns to his own land to serve as king. After 50 years of peace, the fire dragon makes war on the Goth folk and Beowulf goes forth in combat against it, vanquishing his foe but in the end losing his life in ridding his people of its frightful enemy. An outstanding introduction to this tale for children ages 8 and up.

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Review: Stories of Beowulf Told to the Children (Yesterday's Classics)

User Review  - Michele - Goodreads

I read this with dd10 during our medieval studies this past year. I wouldn't say she was thrilled, but we were able to discuss quite a bit and compare this retelling to The Hobbit and, of course, Star Wars. ;) Read full review

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User Review  - Fiona Endsley - Goodreads

An excellent retelling of Beowulf for the kids, it's recommended for ages eight and up, but if read to them, it is good for the younger ones as well, my five year old liked it a lot! Read full review

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How Grendel the Ogre warred with the Dane folk
How Beowulf the Goth came to Daneland
Beowulf telleth how he warred with the sea folk
How Beowulf overcame Grendel the Ogre
How the Water Witch warred with the Dane folk
How Beowulf overcame the Water Witch
How Beowulf Returned to His Own Land
How the Fire Dragon warred with the Goth Folk
How Beowulf Overcame the Dragon
Beowulfs last rest

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