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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To view it, click here. This book truly illustrates the point that good graphic literature relies on text AND image to tell a story. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!

Obviously any conversion from a genre like the novel or epic poem to a graphic novel will lose some degree of textuality, but usually that conversion involves a gain in visual detail.

At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Even for a strong reader with an excellent translation, Beowulf is not an easy read on the first go.

Dec 27, Cathleen rated it really liked it Shelves: I’d need to do a few more readings to fully figure out it’s significance, but the colors begin in earthy browns and end in rich jewel tones. Jus Take me back to a time where men where brave and monsters ruled the earth. Jun 02, Phillip rated it liked it Shelves: It is a great story simply because it is the oldest and the most original story of its kind and therefore is the father to all great epic stories of warriors, dragons, and kingdoms.


The men arrive lakeside and see a long neck craning out of the water that looks an awful lot like the legendary monster of Loch Ness.

If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop. This edition features a prose translation.

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. The artwork is beautiful.

Beowulf Graphic Novel

For the verse translation, see The Collected Beowulf orange cover. Along about January of every year, he wonders why he still lives someplace as mundane as Chicago; it must be that he likes it there.

Here, it is not only presented clearly but does not chop up the flow and remains intimate in scale. Told for more than a thousand years, Beowulf’s heroic saga finds a true home in this graphic-novel edition. Customer Reviews Reintroducing the Classics.

He also appears to be decomposing. Church’s translation and that of Francis Gummerein which a vicious monster named Grendel terrorizes the great hall of King Hrothgar for 12 winters, and the hero Beowulf arrives from afar, to try to defeat the creature and succeeds—with his bare beowul.

Please review your cart. May 09, Tom Ward rated it it was ok. But then we hit Grendel and Grendel’s mother Almost immediately one of the warriors shoots an arrow through its head as the other men run it through with their spears.


The book then moves to the style that relates most of the story: PaperbackGraphic Novelpages. What I think Hinds’s adaptation is missing is a complex understanding of the antagonists.

Gareth Hinds provides a graphic novel perspective on the canonical classic. Next Post Next Post.

Beowulf by Gareth Hinds

I would have killed to see Tolkien’s or Seamus Heaney’s translation used, something nice and poetic and in the spirit of the original. How to write a ggareth review. Right before he passes, he accepts his fate: The King’s Foot Holder. 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 gafeth for very young readers.

One of the most visceral scenes in the entire text, however, is one that is easily overlooked in the original poem. And if we look further, we will see that the text itself, much like its endless adaptation across various media, is bepwulf sort of Ouroboros—one that opens and closes with striking images of death.