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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Publisher Comments:

The acclaimed author and illustrator of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight return with an exhilarating edition of Britain's oldest epic.

Long ago there was a Scandinavian warrior who fought three evils so powerful they could destroy whole kingdoms. Standing head and shoulders above his comrades, Beowulf single-handedly saves the land of the Danes from a merciless ogre named Grendel and then from his sea-hag mother. But it is his third terrible battle, with the death-dragon of the deep, in which he truly meets his match. Lovers of heroes, monsters, and the drama of battle will find this retelling as enthralling as it is tragic.

Review:

"The richly delineated illustrations make the book appear to be for middle-grades, but...retains the robust, violent nature of the original tale and is best suited for somewhat older students." Booklist

Review:

"Foreman's detailed illustrations, which expand on the story's action, will surely appeal to fans of the fantasy genre, for each of the ninety-three pages is enchantingly decorated with a Celtic-style border. Overall this is a solid choice for introducing the classic story to young readers." Children's Literature

Review:

"The text-filled pages framed with a Celtic-style border are broken up with small watercolor illustrations tucked here and there to help move things along. Many attractive full-page watercolor and pastel paintings illustrate important action-filled scenes-battles, a banquet, and Beowulf's funeral pyre." School Library Journal

Review:

"Along with being printed on heavy stock and surrounded by braided borders, the text is paired to colorful scenes featuring a small human warrior squaring off with a succession of grimacing but not very frightening monsters in battles marked by but a few discreet splashes of blood." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

The acclaimed author and illustrator of SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT return with an exhilarating edition of Britain's oldest epic.

Long ago there was a Scandinavian warrior who fought three evils so powerful they could destroy whole kingdoms. Standing head and shoulders above his comrades, Beowulf single-handedly saves the land of the Danes from a merciless ogre named Grendel and then from his sea-hag mother. But it is his third terrible battle, with the death-dragon of the deep, in which he truly meets his match. Lovers of heroes, monsters, and the drama of battle will find this retelling as enthralling as it is tragic.

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have previously collaborated on several critically acclaimed and popular picture books, including: The Last Wolf and The Rainbow Bear.

Michael Foreman is one of the outstanding creators of children's picture books today. He has won an array of prizes, including the Kate Greenaway Award, the Smarties Book Prize, the Kurt Maschler Award, and the Children's Book Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763632069
Author:
Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Foreman, Michael
Author:
Morpurgo, Michael
Author:
Foreman, Michael
Author:
Morpurgo, Michael, M.B.E .
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
England
Subject:
Folklore -- England.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
children;fiction;mythology
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.16x7.86x.58 in. 1.05 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 96 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763632069 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The richly delineated illustrations make the book appear to be for middle-grades, but...retains the robust, violent nature of the original tale and is best suited for somewhat older students."
"Review" by , "Foreman's detailed illustrations, which expand on the story's action, will surely appeal to fans of the fantasy genre, for each of the ninety-three pages is enchantingly decorated with a Celtic-style border. Overall this is a solid choice for introducing the classic story to young readers."
"Review" by , "The text-filled pages framed with a Celtic-style border are broken up with small watercolor illustrations tucked here and there to help move things along. Many attractive full-page watercolor and pastel paintings illustrate important action-filled scenes-battles, a banquet, and Beowulf's funeral pyre."
"Review" by , "Along with being printed on heavy stock and surrounded by braided borders, the text is paired to colorful scenes featuring a small human warrior squaring off with a succession of grimacing but not very frightening monsters in battles marked by but a few discreet splashes of blood."
"Synopsis" by , The acclaimed author and illustrator of SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT return with an exhilarating edition of Britain's oldest epic.

Long ago there was a Scandinavian warrior who fought three evils so powerful they could destroy whole kingdoms. Standing head and shoulders above his comrades, Beowulf single-handedly saves the land of the Danes from a merciless ogre named Grendel and then from his sea-hag mother. But it is his third terrible battle, with the death-dragon of the deep, in which he truly meets his match. Lovers of heroes, monsters, and the drama of battle will find this retelling as enthralling as it is tragic.

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