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In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him. Beowulf’s terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature


All our work in Literacy, example: Writing Play Scripts, recounts, diary entries, Persuasive writing etc, is based on the text of the term.

Suggested reading : Here is a list of titles that might interest you if you are enjoying 'Beowulf' :  


Traditional Tales 


Sir Galwain and the Loathly Lady - Selina Hastings

Don Quixote - Marcia Williams

Arthur: The Seeing Stone, Kevin Crossley-Holland

Beowulf – K. Crossley-Holland

The Story of Robin Hood – R. Leeson

Athur, High King of Britain – Michael Morpurgo

The Tale of Tales – Tony Mitton

Myths and Legends – Anthony Horrowitz

Arion and the Dolphin – Vikram Seth

Just So Stories – Rudyard Kipling





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