Monster Slayer [A British Legend]
From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends
Beowulf is a brave and mighty warrior, known to have the strength of thirty men. At home in Geatland, Beowulf hears about the terrible troubles of his father’s friend, Hrothgar, the king of the Danes. Hrothgar’s land is plagued by Grendel, a vicious monster who attacks the Danes by night. Beowulf sets sail to aid Hrothgar and the Danes. But is Beowulf strong enough to slay the monstrous Grendel? And even if he succeeds, what other dangers lie ahead for the warrior-hero?
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Graphic Novels, Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.4|
|BISACS||JNF025100, JNF062000, JNF052030|
|Dimensions||6.375 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||V|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.3|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||115372|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Original artwork, Pronunciation guide, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Websites, and eSource|
- CBC Children's Choices
“The abbreviated text nods to the original’s style and tone. . . an easily digestible introduction to one of the earliest ogre-and-dragon tales.” —Booklist
School Library Journal
“Beowulf reads like ancient poetry, the dialogue rife with stately declarations of heritage, complete with ceremonial repetition, an effective mimic of the tradition.” —School Library Journal
The Graphic Classroom
“This is the BEOWULF title to use for elementary children, plain and simple. It tells the tale of BEOWULF but does so in such a way that does not talk down to students and is still appropriate for them. . . The language is modern but still maintains a hint of antiquity in both vocabulary and grammatical structure just enough to add flavor to the story but not derail young readers. The illustrations are artfully crafted to depict the story with very little bloodshed being shown, which is significantly different than some other versions.” —The Graphic Classroom
Author: Paul D. Storrie
Paul D. Storrie was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and despite time spent in Grand Rapids, Chicago, and Los Angeles, has returned to Metro-Detroit time and again. He attended Grand Valley State University and received a B.A. in English Language and Literature, knowing that he wanted to tell stories for a living. His first published work was the comic book series Robyn of Sherwood in 1998. Since then he has written for numerous publishers, including a story for Marvel’s Captain America: Red, White & Blue anthology, the mini-series Gotham Girls for DC Comics, Star Trek Alien Spotlight: Andorians for IDW, and several tales for Graphic Universe, including Junior Library Guild selection Hercules: The Twelve Labors with artist Steve Kurth and Children’s Choice Book Awards finalist Beowulf: Monster Slayer with artist Ron Randall.
Illustrator: Ron Randall
Ron Randall has drawn comics for every major comic publisher in the United States, including Marvel, DC, Image, and Dark Horse. His Myths and Legends work includes Thor & Loki: In the Land of Giants and Amaterasu: Return of the Sun. He has also worked on super hero comics such as Justice League and Spiderman; science fiction titles such as Star Wars and Star Trek; fantasy adventure titles such as DragonLance and Warlord; suspense and horror titles including SwampThing, Predator, and Venom; and his own creation, Trekker. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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Graphic Myths and Legends
Supreme artwork and storytelling are the hallmarks of Lerner Publishing Group’s Graphic Universe imprint. With art and text created by experienced graphic novel authors and artists―who also work for publishers such as DC and Marvel―using traditional drawings, coloring, and… View available downloads →