Beowulf

One of England’s oldest and most exciting epic stories, brilliantly retold by the author of War Horse.

Beowulf is the gripping tale of a Scandinavian warrior who fights three evils so powerful they could each destroy whole kingdoms. Beowulf is no ordinary hero. Standing head and shoulders above his comrades, he saves the land of the Danes from a merciless ogre named Grendel. His trials are not over, for next he must defend his home from his evil sea-hag mother. But in his third terrible battle, facing the death-dragon of the deep, our great hero truly meets his match…

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  • We are learning about Beowulf at school!!!

    30 September 2017

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    Beowulf meets monsters and fights bravely. I read this book to know about the myths around the world.

    4 March 2014

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.

    Awards

    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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    Michael Foreman has won the Kate Greenaway medal three times, and the Nestle Smarties Prize twice for illustration of books including War Boy and The Little Reindeer.

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