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Monster Slayer: A Beowulf Tale

by Brian Patten
illustrated by Chris Riddell


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Reading Age: 8 Interest Age: 8-12

ISBN: 978-1-78112-932-6

One dark night , the sound of music and singing wakes a terrible monster from his sleep in a foul 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 wonderful introduction to Beowulf for anyone whatever their age” LoveReading4Kids
“The story of Beowulf does not tire and this new retelling will bring it to a new generation of readers” BookTrust


Information for Adults: This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. It has been edited to a reading age of 8.

AR Level – pending

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