Beowulf

Beowulf By Stefan Petrucha Kody Chamberlain, For a dozen years, the monster Grendel has haunted the Danish kingdom ruled over by Hrothgar In the night, Grendel stalks the land, slaughtering all he meets When food is scarce, he raids the king s high hall, devouring warriors and hauling others back to his dank home in the marshes Word of the monster spreads far and wide, and from across the sea comes the warrior BeoFor a dozen years, the monster Grendel has haunted the Danish kingdom ruled over by Hrothgar In the night, Grendel stalks the land, slaughtering all he meets When food is scarce, he raids the king s high hall, devouring warriors and hauling others back to his dank home in the marshes Word of the monster spreads far and wide, and from across the sea comes the warrior Beowulf to battle the monster and free the Danes from Grendel s reign of terror.Written some fifteen hundred years ago, Beowulf is the first epic work in English and tells a tale of heroism in the face of a wild and unknowable evil For this graphic novel version of the story, Stefan Petrucha has adapted the story for middle graders, bringing all the bravery and bloodshed to life in a form for fans of the Hollywood movie or of superheroes of any stripe Beowulf was the first superhero a long tradition starts with this poem.Ages 8 12. Beowulf For a dozen years the monster Grendel has haunted the Danish kingdom ruled over by Hrothgar In the night Grendel stalks the land slaughtering all he meets When food is scarce he raids the king s h

  • Title: Beowulf
  • Author: Stefan Petrucha Kody Chamberlain
  • ISBN: 9780061343902
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Beowulf , is an epic poem about Hrothgar s castle in Denmark that is harassed by a monster, Grendel, for over 12 years Beowulf, a Geat, hears about this and decides he is going to be the hero and fight Grendel He sails across the sea and gets to Denmark with 14 other Geats Since Grendel does not use any weapons Beowulf decides to fight him with his bare hands as well Beowulf goes into the battle with confidence In the end he rips off Grendel s arm Grendel then flees to his lair and soon dies the [...]

    2. Now Beowulf is a book I could get into This is a book that had a lot of fighting and a lot of adventures This is the kind of book I enjoy because as a boy, I was always fascinated by myths and fairy tales Beowulf is an epic poem about a man from Sweden who travels to Denmark so he can rid the land of an evil monster named Grendel Grendel was a monster that terrorized the castle named Heorot After this battle, Beowulf fights Grendel s mother after she murders Hrothgar s adviser, Aeschere He kills [...]

    3. 12 10 08 We recently read Beowulf in class, and to help understand I wanted to read the comic book It was entertaining with all the details of the real story and awesome pictures to help you visualize what s going on I m not completely finished with it yet, but so far it s really helped me grasp the story better.3 9 09This retelling of the epic poem Beowulf gives you of an idea of the story with graphic pictures, and easy to understand text Based like a comic, I was able to better grasp the co [...]

    4. One of my favorite type of books are books that have a sense of adventure When I read a book with a good sense of adventure, I feel like drawing either a scene from the book or something related to a book When I was younger about five years old , I would even go outside and pretend to be the main character if I read a book or watched a movie like that Beowulf is one of those types of books Beowulf is written by Stefan Petrucha and Kody Chamberlain The book starts out by introducing a monster cal [...]

    5. Reviewed by JodiG for TeensReadTooBased on the classic story, this graphic novel tells the tale of Beowulf, an epic hero who bravely faces the most fearsome creatures In the kingdom of Hrothgar, men are being slaughtered by a godless creature Grendel has proven that he cannot be defeated, even by the king s greatest warriors He comes in the night and feeds on the men After twelve years, Beowulf comes to the aid of Hrothgar He defeats Grendel and earns himself fame But his battle is far from over [...]

    6. I think the following recurring line best represents this book All things born to live on this earth must die, no matter how they struggle The light from even the greatest being dims in time It is so for each and every man and woman And also for heroes and monsters Great writing mini lesson opportunity, along with several strong metaphors throughtout the text The words and graphics in this graphic novel work together seamlessly to make a classic tale come alive for the reader I d highly recommen [...]

    7. Honestly, for what it was, a short graphic version of the epic narrative, this book did a fairly good job Of course, the fun of Beowulf comes from the poetic language and descriptions of battle and monsters The comic tries its best to keep this language, but steals from the imagination what could have been interesting Grendels and mighty feats of battle.I would recommend this book to someone who wants a quick familiarity with Beowulf without the large investment of reading the epic, or someone [...]

    8. this book is very interesting.i like the way how they explain everything in detail and how they describe the way the beast was made e main part that i like is how they show the way the man killed the beast.

    9. This is actualy a suprisingly good book It pretty much summerizes the whole beowulf book but it is easier to understand because it does all the visulzing for you It also take real quotes from the actual book that make it even closer to the actual text.

    10. A decent retelling of the story, with excitingly stylistic, but surprisingly minimalist art Some nice Old English kennings are preserved But none of the history portion remains At least there s no Angelina Jolie.

    11. Great story I had to read this for a university class and actually came to like it It was read in Old English so it was hard to get into but I loved the scenes with Grendel This story painted many mental images

    12. This graphic novel is a good intro to the Beowulf epic poem This version is close enough to the plot lines covered in the bigger academic versions of the story The pictures are not too bloody so I would recommend this even to younger readers.

    13. A lot better then the movie screenplay by Gaiman and Avary I would recommend reading the original translated version over the graphic novel, I only read the Chickering version but I hear good things about Heaney s translation , but this is still entertaining and valid.

    14. Well, I had to read this book for school it sure wasn t my favorite but it kept me interested I guess

    15. Read in LA Class, does have some action but can be hard to absorb the details at some points Plot is somewhat engaging but very good when learning analysis of Old English language.

    16. well, now i know the tale of beowulf and grendel i think there s a bit probably missing in the translation the point of an epic is in the telling, yeah eh, it was a quick read

    17. Not the best version of Beowulf I ve read, but pretty good And Chamberlain s art really jumps off the page Very dynamic.

    18. One of the first graphic novels I ve ever read, so I m not sold on the genre yet Having said that, for those who like the Beowulf story, it ll be a quick and enjoyable read.

    19. The poetic flow made this book fun to read I d recommend it purely for the historical significance I read the translation by Crawford Logan which wasn t listed here in.

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