FANTASY-GRENDEL PROWLED IN,HATING ALL MEN AND ALL JOY,AND HUNGRY FOR HUMAN LIFE.SO SWIFT WAS HIS ATTACKL THAT NO MAN HEARD AN OUTCRY;BUT WHEN THE DAWN CAME,THIRTY OF HROTHGAR'S BEST AND NOBLEST THANES WERE MISSING.ONLY BEOWULF,FOREMOST AMONG WARRIORS,HAS THE STRENGTH AND COURAGE TO BATTLE WITH GRENDEL THE NIGHT-STALKER.
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This re-telling of Anglo-Saxon legend recounts Beowulf's terrifying quests against Grendel the man-wolf and against the hideous sea-hag, and his fight to the death with the monstrous fire-drake. The author's many other children's novels include "Knight's Fee" and "The Witch's Brat".About the Author:
Rosemary Sutcliff was born in 1920 in West Clanden, Surrey. With over 50 books to her credit, Rosemary Sutcliff is now universally considered one of the finest writers of historical novels for children. Her first novel, The Queen Elizabeth Story was published in 1950. In 1959 her book The Lantern Bearers won the Carnegie Medal. In 1974 she was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and in 1978 her book, Song for a Dark Queen was commended for the Other Award. In 1975, Rosemary was awarded the OBE for services to Children's Literature and the CBE in 1992. Unfortunately Rosemary passed away in July 1992 and is much missed by her many fans.
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Book Description RED FOX, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099972700