Author: Henriette Barkow
Illustrated by: Alan Down
Paperback: 32 page(s)
Age Range: 7 - 11
Ontario curriculum: Language - Reading
Grendel, the most evil creature alive, is killing and devouring Hrothgar's bravest warriors. For twelve long years none can stop his evil ways until Beowulf, the strongest and mightiest Great warrior, arrives on the Danish shore and with his bare hands fights Grendel. All rejoice that peace has been restored at long last. But who is the creature living beneath the dark dank waters waiting for revenge?
From The Critics:
Books for Keeps
The illustrations are evocative and drive the narrative forward in a compelling way. Clearly the English version is written in a style suited to the tale. The historical notes at the beginning are a good aid, along with some vocabulary support to sustain it.