Book Reviews of Beowulf : A New Telling

Beowulf : A New Telling
Beowulf A New Telling
Author: Robert Nye
PBS Market Price: $7.09 or $3.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780440905608
ISBN-10: 0440905605
Publication Date: 4/1/1982
Pages: 112
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Paperback
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I teach this novel to sixth graders and each year it hands-down their favorite. This translation provides a different ending (for reasons I'm not sure of), however, the premise and themes of good vs. evil are still included.
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This is a prose version of the story. It was different in feel and some details frm then verse version I'd read a few years ago.
I had found the verse version much more exciting.
In neither version was there a âlove interestâ for Beowulf as seems to appear in the movies. I had rented one version, sent it back after watching about 15 minutes of it. I've seen the preview for the soon-to-be released version with Angelina Jolie â his love interest. I'll probably skip that one also.
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He comes out of the darkness, moving in on his victims in deadly silence. When he leaves, a trail of blood is all that remains. His the monster Grendel, and all who know of him live in fear.
Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, knows something must be done to stop Grendel. But who will guard the great hall Hrothgar has built, where so many men have lost their lives to the monster while keeping watch?
Only one man dares to stand up to Grendel's fury--Beowulf.