Monster Slayer: A Beowulf Tale

Paperback

A stunning prose retelling of Beowulf from an author-illustrator dream-team. Now in a standard paperback format for middle-grade readers.

One dark night, the music and singing wake a monster from a swamp … Warrior after warrior comes to slay the monster, but no one can outwit Grendel. Only the great hero Beowulf stands a chance – but even he is not prepared for the horror that lies in wait. A stunning prose retelling of a Beowulf tale from an author-illustrator dream-team. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

RRP: £7.99

ISBN

978-1-78112-932-6

Interest age

9+

Reading age

8

Publication Date

15-01-2020

Format

Paperback

Pages

64 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Author

Brian Patten, Illustrated by Chris Riddell

Brian Patten is an award-winning author from Liverpool who has written over 50 poetry books for adults and children since he was first published in 1967. He is famous, too, for his stories of the totally embarrassing Impossible Parents. In 2002, Brian was honoured with the Freedom of the City of Liverpool.||Chris Riddell is an award-winning artist, illustrator, and occasional writer of children’s books. His own fiction, namely the Ottoline and Goth Girl series, were a great success, with Chris winning three Nestlé Smarties Book prizes. Chris was appointed the UK Children’s Laureate in 2015, a role which he used to promote the joy of drawing, doodling and telling stories. Chris has also collaborated with a many prominent authors including Paul Stewart on the best-selling fantasy series, The Edge Chronicles; and former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen on A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young. Chris lives in Brighton and works as a political cartoonist for The Observer.

Product Description

A stunning prose retelling of Beowulf from an author-illustrator dream-team. Now in a standard paperback format for middle-grade readers.

One dark night, the music and singing wake a monster from a swamp … Warrior after warrior comes to slay the monster, but no one can outwit Grendel. Only the great hero Beowulf stands a chance – but even he is not prepared for the horror that lies in wait. A stunning prose retelling of a Beowulf tale from an author-illustrator dream-team. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

ISBN

978-1-78112-932-6

Interest age

9+

Reading age

8

Publication Date

15-01-2020

Format

Paperback

Pages

64 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Product Description

A stunning prose retelling of Beowulf from an author-illustrator dream-team. Now in a standard paperback format for middle-grade readers.

One dark night, the music and singing wake a monster from a swamp … Warrior after warrior comes to slay the monster, but no one can outwit Grendel. Only the great hero Beowulf stands a chance – but even he is not prepared for the horror that lies in wait. A stunning prose retelling of a Beowulf tale from an author-illustrator dream-team. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Author

Brian Patten, Illustrated by Chris Riddell

Brian Patten is an award-winning author from Liverpool who has written over 50 poetry books for adults and children since he was first published in 1967. He is famous, too, for his stories of the totally embarrassing Impossible Parents. In 2002, Brian was honoured with the Freedom of the City of Liverpool.||Chris Riddell is an award-winning artist, illustrator, and occasional writer of children’s books. His own fiction, namely the Ottoline and Goth Girl series, were a great success, with Chris winning three Nestlé Smarties Book prizes. Chris was appointed the UK Children’s Laureate in 2015, a role which he used to promote the joy of drawing, doodling and telling stories. Chris has also collaborated with a many prominent authors including Paul Stewart on the best-selling fantasy series, The Edge Chronicles; and former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen on A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young. Chris lives in Brighton and works as a political cartoonist for The Observer.