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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Folio Society (1974)
  • ASIN: B000O8QRZA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,700,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Charles Keeping 16 Oct 2013
By Hatchoo
Format:Unknown Binding
I thought it was worth adding a note about the illustrator Charles Keeping. Keeping rose from very humble origins to be a significant and influential postwar illustrator. His work was unconventional and always conveyed a stark emotional intensity that sits particularly well with Beowulf. He never patronised his audience and that sometimes means you have to work a little harder than you are used to engage with his artwork, it also means that when they work, his illustrations genuinely add to the experience of reading. His book "Through the Window" and his edition of "The Highwayman" are particularly good as are his illustrations for the books of Alan Garner.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Must have in library 23 Aug 2014
Nearly as good as Morpurgo version. Beautiful pictures, though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beowulf (for children) 12 Jun 2010
Personally, I should have liked an indication that this book was intended for children. However, the quality of the translation and the empathy which Kevin Crossley-Holland has for Anglo-Saxon and Norse literature, negates any criticism. This should be in the library of everyone proud of their Anglo-Saxon heritage.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good beginner for Beowulf 1 Oct 2003
By Erin
I am reading this children's course for my graduate class in children's literature. It is a great recreation for children and uses literary devices in the actual beowulf. It is a little gruesome, as Beowulf typically is, and the illustrations aren't entirely intriquing and are only in black ink. However, they go well with the story. I would recommend this to young readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 24 Aug 2014
By geg
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Beautiful illustrations.
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