Beowulf: A Tale of Blood, Heat, and Ashes

Beowulf: A Tale of Blood, Heat, and Ashes




The exhilarating epic blazes to life — featuring illustrations by a lead artist on the LORD OF THE RINGS film trilogy.

"Look into the flames and let your minds empty. . . . For this is a tale of blood and heat and ashes."

It is a tale that has been retold countless times through the centuries — and here, in an enthralling edition illustrated by a noted Tolkien artist, the mighty Beowulf is well set to capture new legions of followers. This contemporary retelling of the ancient epic — narrated with a touch of banter by the faithful Wiglaf and featuring vividly dramatic illustrations — follows the mythic hero from his disarming of the gruesome Grendel to his sword battle with the monster’s sea hag mother to his final, fiery showdown with an avenging dragon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763636470
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/09/2007
Series: Beowulf Series
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile: 1040L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

John Howe is best known for his work as a lead artist on Peter’s Jackson’s LORD OF THE RINGS movie trilogy based on the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien. The illustrator of many books in the fantasy genre, he lives in Switzerland.

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Beowulf: A Tale of Blood, Heat, and Ashes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
kris5813 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great read for a younger (approx age 10-12) audience. My son enjoyed this immensely around age 8, the illustrations are really good. It is fairly gruesome. I guess I read the Penguin edition of this when I was in college, it is one of my favorite stories, torn-off-arms and all.