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Hachette Children's, May 22, 1995 - Education - 96 pages
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Vile and deadly, the monster Grendel rises from his dreggy pool in the night to seek out his victims and kill them in dreadful silence. Hrothgar, king of the Danes, sees no end to the bloodbath: too many of his brave warriors have been slaughtered.

Yet there is one man who remains unafraid, one man capable of standing up to the fury of the terrifying monster and his evil mother - Beowulf.

One of the world's great adventure stories, this tale was first told more than a thousand years ago. In Robert Nye's marvellous retelling, it is as spine-chilling as it was then.

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User Review  - jmoncton - LibraryThing

I picked up this book because it is one of the required reading books for my son and school starts next week. On the positive side, it is a very readable retelling of the epic poem Beowulf. The story ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Robert Nye was born in London in 1939, grew up in Southend-on-Sea, and now lives in County Cork in Ireland. He is a distinguished poet and writer of historical novels, and regularly reviews fiction and poetry for national newspapers. His love and knowledge of myth, legend and folk tale was inspired from an early age by his mother's gift for storytelling.

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