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Beowulf: A Tale of Blood, Heat, and Ashes | John Howe, Nicky Raven

Category: Books   Tags: Fantasy Art, Children's Books, Illustration, Mythology, Legends

Beowulf: A Tale of Blood, Heat, and Ashes by John Howe

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Product details:

Hardcover: 96 pages

Year: 2007

Text: Nicky Raven

Illustrator: John Howe

Publisher: Candlewick

Language: English

Product description:

"Look into the flames and let your minds empty. . . . For this is a tale of blood and heat and ashes."


It is a tale that has been retold countless times through the centuries — and here, in an enthralling edition illustrated by a noted Tolkien artist John Howe, the mighty Beowulf is well set to capture new legions of followers. This contemporary retelling of the ancient epic — narrated with a touch of banter by the faithful Wiglaf and featuring vividly dramatic illustrations — follows the mythic hero from his disarming of the gruesome Grendel to his sword battle with the monster’s sea hag mother to his final, fiery showdown with an avenging dragon.

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