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ISBN13: 9780980141917
ISBN10: 0980141915
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Kid Beowulf is an action/adventure/humor graphic novel series inspired by the epics of old. Currently slated as a 12-book story arc, it follows the journey of twin brothers Beowulf and Grendel as they encounter other epic heroes from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Each book functions as a separate adventure and is inspired by a countrys specific epic poem. The books can be read individually, yet also function within a larger framework as they trace the changing relationship between Beowulf and Grendel as they learn where exactly they fit within the vast tradition of heroic mythology.

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Alice Alice, September 6, 2008 (view all comments by Alice Alice)
Kid Beowulf Review

Kid Beowulf is an awesome book. It gives you a fun plot involving monsters, princes, and kingdoms. I loved how the book tied humans and monsters into one family and equalized them. Like the monster had to suffer because it was a monster but for comfort it got its mother. Beowulf was human and so he did not have to suffer, but he did not have his mother around. The book is also filled with great humor. The relationship between Grendel and Gertrude was hilarious, the same as the relationship between Gertrude and the dragon was. However, I would have to say that my favorite character was Hama the pink pig. I am absolutely going to recommend this book to my friends! The art was fantastic.
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erinmurray09, June 30, 2008 (view all comments by erinmurray09)
Having never read Beowulf (or even seen the movie, for that matter) I read Kid Beowulf and the Blood-Bound Oath entirely free of any expectations of the book living up to its anonymously-authored predecessor. Therefore, I can say that for those of us who have never been introduced to the story, Kid Beowulf stands well on its own as a dramatic and clever presentation that combines an epic tone with well-developed characters and clever touches of humor.

Author and illustrator Alexis E. Fajardo first outlines the traditional story of Beowulf in a prologue, then launches into the story of young Beowulf and his twin brother Grendel, spinning the story of the warring communities whose conflict led to the birth and separation of the twins. Fajardo’s tale includes war- and peace-mongering brothers, a cave-dwelling dragon, and a talking sword, among other things, and explains the circumstances that brought the brothers back together again.

The well-designed drawings do a great job of illustrating the action-packed story, and Fajardo’s distinctly drawn characters help the reader keep the large cast straight (although he also includes a very helpful illustrated character list at the beginning for any readers who might forget). Overall, Kid Beowulf is an entertaining story to read, and a truly unique way to introduce a classic story to young readers.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780980141917
Publisher:
Bowler Hat Comics
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Illustrator:
Fajardo, Alexis E.
Author:
Fajardo, Alexis E.
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Series:
Kid Beowulf
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
July 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
191
Dimensions:
8.64x7.12x.60 in. 1.03 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , Kid Beowulf is an action/adventure/humor graphic novel series inspired by the epics of old. Currently slated as a 12-book story arc, it follows the journey of twin brothers Beowulf and Grendel as they encounter other epic heroes from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Each book functions as a separate adventure and is inspired by a countrys specific epic poem. The books can be read individually, yet also function within a larger framework as they trace the changing relationship between Beowulf and Grendel as they learn where exactly they fit within the vast tradition of heroic mythology.
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