Monster Slayer

Publisher: Barrington Stoke

Review

The story of Beowulf and Grendel is packaged into Barrington Stoke's excellent Little Gems series. Brian Patten's retelling is swift and sharp in its execution of this thousand-year-old epic, maintaining a rousing pace through the gory action.

Beowulf must defeat the terrible monster that is destroying the kingdom after being woken from his ancient slumber. A terrifying battle commences but even in victory Beowulf is not safe - for Grendel's mother the Hag is out for revenge.

Printed on cream paper in a specially designed font, Barrington Stoke books are accessible to dyslexic readers. Smart production, featuring foils and neon illustrations from the incomparable Chris Riddell, also add real flair.

The story of Beowulf does not tire and this new retelling will bring it to a new generation of readers.

Share this page with your friends

More books like this

Who Let the Gods Out?

Author: Maz Evans

A quirky fantasy adventure in which a human boy and a Greek goddess accidentally release an immortal supervillain who is determined to take over the world - and maybe even the universe.

Read more about Who Let the Gods Out?

Hook or by Crook

Author: Jan Mark Illustrator: Tony Ross

Mayhem in the Middle Ages!  The Abbot of Canterbury has been set three very tricky puzzles by mean King John.

Read more about Hook or by Crook