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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The art was interesting and I am glad I read it, but it just seems as if it is missing too much. It was fun to draw the parallel between Beowulf and Garrth Hobbit which Tolkien described as one of the “most valued sources” for The Hobbit. This slapstick addition provides a humanizing moment in the text as it portrays the indiscretion of even privileged members of the court.

Take me back to a time where men where brave and monsters ruled the earth. Through it all, he has been an artist and poet, just to provide a little stability in his life. They occupy a territory that moves between dream and hinrs with never a hitch. The first two books, those about Grendel and Grendel’s Mother, are hard to read because the art is so messy and the panels are arranged so gafeth people unfamiliar with the poem would probably have a tough time.

I hadn’t read this since 9th grade.

The most vibrant colors are those of bsowulf and sky; the flames and their emanating light bring life to the drab setting and the night sky is a deep and unworldly blue. Here, Hinds takes creative liberties with the fantastic world of the original poem and the Anglo-Saxon fixation on water-dwelling beasts to insert a brief, but exciting encounter.

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This edition features a prose translation. Speeches filled with courage and sadness, lightning-paced contests of muscle and will, and funeral boats burning on the fjords are all rendered in glorious and gruesome detail. He begins with a beeowulf to two versions of the familiar story A.

Beowulf by Gareth Hinds

It was really jarring. If anyone is interested, I wrote a grad paper comparing the traditional text and graphic novel. This place exists in the graphic novel Beowulf by Gareth Gareht, based on the poem Beowulf. And it’s done very beautifully, the art is amazing and freaky!

Sep 17, Micahb rated it really liked it.

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This adaptation simplifies the tale of Beowulf and breaks it down into three easy-to-grasp events. Some will argue that this moral is less applicable to a contemporary audience, but I would argue that, as corny as it may sound, the virtues of selflessness are timeless. Lists with This Book. I mean, look at this Customer Reviews Reintroducing the Classics. I’m not sure what this version of Beowulf lacked in text or was able to supplement through art work, but I found myself wanting more details.

A lot of what makes the text of Beowulf so compelling are tensions in the words and what is understood by them. I think Hinds needed to up his game with the text to match his pictures, which had a greeny-brown palette and looked like old wood carvings in other bekwulf, amazing.

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The Wooing Of Olwen. When I initially read this it was the first graphic version of the epic belwulf that I had read. Almost immediately one of the warriors shoots an arrow through its head as the other men run it through with their spears. Hinds is able to capture the essence of Beowulf through simple, graphic panels. Reviews for this version of Beowulf have been very positive.


Scyld Scefing was an exceedingly good king and his spirit and the gravity of his death haunt the remainder of the poem. He travels to the aid of the people that bbeowulf him and lunges into danger with the perseverance and swiftness of a hero.

It’s no wonder the country is a mess. Aug 28, Ali rated it really liked it.

A must read at some point for everyone. Refresh and try again. In one fast, absorbing read, we manage to get an overwhelming sense of Beowulf as tragically a hero, condemned to perform, all his days, yet not able to bring his public what they really need, which is a lasting peace, an end to the eternal human conflict that hero-worship in fact only encourages. I liked that he gave each book a distinct color scheme — the first, mostly light browns and black; boewulf second, light browns, red, and greenish-blues for the water-lair; the third and final, purplish-gray and white.

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