Beowulf: the Dragon Slayer Books Puffin Books | Alder & Alouette

Beowulf: the Dragon Slayer, rewritten for 9 to 12 year olds

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In this thrilling retelling of the Anglo-Saxon legend, Rosemary Sutcliff recounts Beowulf's most terrifying quests: against Grendel the man-wolf, against the hideous sea-hag and, most courageous of all, his fight to the death with the monstrous fire-drake. An extra section in the back includes author info, activities and quizzes, a glossary, fascinating facts, and more.



  • Written by Rosemary Sutcliff.
  • Published by Puffin Books, September 1, 2017.
  • Ages 9 to 11 years 
  • 0.4" H x 7.6" L x 5.0" W (0.2 lbs) 464 pages
  • Softcover