1 • Beowulf Teachers’ Guide adapted and illustrated by. GARETH HINDS. HC: PB: CANDLEWICK PRESS. Beowulf. Gareth Hinds, Illustrator, Gareth Hinds, Adapted by. Candlewick $ (p) ISBN Beowulf Graphic Novel by Gareth Hinds, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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For fantasy fans both young and old, this makes an ideal introduction to a story without which the entire fantasy genre would look very different; many scenes may be too intense for very young readers. Hinds’ interpretation of the titular character is faithful and no liberties are seemingly taken. You’ve successfully reported this review.

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More by Gareth Hinds. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Those familiar with the epic poem would recognize the secondary portion of the tale as tacked-on and strongly influenced by Christian missionaries. Also, there’s a really unnecessary image of I think New York City overlaying Hrothgar’s farewell speech, and it is completely out of place, and doesn’t even fit well thematically.

He is a brave thane then a powerful king, slaying the beasts that terrifying the world. Computer Science Made Simple V. This book takes place in A. The legend of Beowulf itself isn’t a terribly exciting one, though. The Tale of Liril. Jun 10, William Galaini rated it really liked it. The most enjoyable part was that Lucas asked me to read it to him. Beowulf is a difficult thing to review and perhaps even more difficult to accurately interpret given its multitude of translations and revisions with various intentions in mind.


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These graphic novels are not the watered down interpretations typically geared towards the education market. Gareyh excellent version of the Beowulf saga, making it accessible to all.

Along about January of every year, he wonders why he still lives someplace beowukf mundane as Chicago; it must be that he likes it there. He travels to the aid of the people that need him and lunges into danger with the perseverance and swiftness of a hero.

Gareth Hinds is the creator of several acclaimed graphic novels based gateth classics. This book itself has not been around very long but the story of Beowulf has existed since A.

I don’t think I am the right person to review this, as I found it difficult to absorb any of the plot or meaning, I was reading the words but not really understanding them. Is this dragon creeping forward or merely a beast chasing its own tail? Once again I downloaded this on Comixology following a tip from A.

I feel like I should start with the caveats. Click I Have iTunes to open it now. There’s some really great double-page spreads that you can’t look away from too. I would have liked to see that meaningfulness of engagement in ggareth comic retelling, but it was woefully absent.

Email required Address never made public. When the story was first released init was delivered in a three parts, each with a different medium — the first part was drawn with ink using a dip pen and brush, then colored digitally, while the second was done on wood panels and included watercolor, acrylic, and color pencil.

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Since all of the films were spoken for and since Beowulf never made a record as far as he knowshe opted to review this comic because he also likes comics. The dirty browns and beaten tans are offset by the flat metal glint of chain-mail and swords. Bones were shattered, blood was shed, and then Grendel runs away with one less arm than he came with. View More by This Author.

The book then moves to the style that relates most of the story: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune. The artwork in the third book is much better, and the dragon is well done.

Hids there is a lesson to be learned from Beowulf and his story, however, I’m afraid it escapes me, hence the three star rating. To conceive and represent this idea with the graphic novel form is to raise it to new levels garetth artistic depth. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of