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Long ago, the king of Denmark built a huge hall for feasts, and he called it Heorot. But the noise from the hall woke a sleeping monster in the nearby swamp – Grendel. Could the brave warrior Beowulf save Denmark’s people and fight the monster? This retelling of the Old English tale was written by award-winning author Anita Ganeri.
• Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading.
• Text type: A retelling of a folk tale
• Curriculum links: History; Citizenship