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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Neil Gaimen helped hammer the tale into a single battle-worthy gxreth in the movie. Dec 07, Jesse Field rated it it was amazing Shelves: The opening illustration beautifully reflects the brief story of King Scyld and his death and burial at sea as something that happened long ago: His most recent work is Macbethwhich was released in February. I’m not hhinds what this version of Beowulf lacked in text or was able to supplement through art work, but I found myself wanting more Having not read the original epic poem this graphic novel is my primary source of understanding for what is considered the oldest surviving long poem in Old English and one of the most important works in Old English Literature.

Gareth Hinds’s Beowulf

Even for a strong reader with an excellent translation, Beowulf is not an easy read on the first go. Each of the sections has a slightly different feel to it, giving the reader a clear sense of divide between each of the epic challenges Beowulf faces. 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.

In fact, his death will potentially lead to the annihilation of his people. This version, adapted by Gareth Hinds, uses the translation by A. Phebe, The Blackberry Girl.

He has also been a student of history, art, theater, psychology, ceramics, and dance. The King’s Foot Holder. Customer Reviews Reintroducing the Classics. This is a welcome addition for high school students, rusty readers, and non-English majors. Now that I have seen Santiago Garcia and David Rubin’s version, which gets at more of Beowulf’s story and captures more of the drama and power, I am inclined to say this is still good artwork, and maybe still the best I have seen of Hi When I initially read this it was the first graphic version of the epic tale that I had read.


I would have liked to see that meaningfulness of engagement in this comic retelling, but it was woefully absent. Second, I feel vastly underqualified to review graphic literature. What I think Hinds’s adaptation is missing is a complex understanding of the antagonists.

With the aid of the graphic novel, I believe that more students will tune-in during the readings and discussion of Beowulf. The book then moves to the style that relates most of the story: That is the sign of an epic if there ever was one Beowulf is the story of one valiant warrior as he moves from his humble beginnings toward the end of his life.

A must read at some point for everyone. One of the things I really like about Hinds’s adaptation is related to my relative inexperience with graphic literature. Opening the iTunes Store. Books of the Week. The Wooing Of Olwen. The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune.

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To conceive and represent this idea with the graphic novel form is to raise it to new levels of artistic depth. Scyld Scefing was an exceedingly good king and his spirit and the gravity of his death haunt the remainder of the poem. Beowulf Beowulf by Gareth Hinds Adapted by.

Particularly smart and well done are the fight scenes with Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the dragon. 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. There was nothing Gareth Hinds could really do with the material except change it.

beowhlf It quickly became apparent that I wasn’t going to get away with it this time, though. The book then moves to the style that relates most of the story: Want to Read saving…. Right before he passes, he accepts his fate: Mar 20, Jshifrin1 rated it really liked it.


In doing so, he makes palatable for young adults dense poetry and epic prose by shifting the narrative weight from text to image. View More by This Author. Not only does it pull you in with its vivid story but it itself is a testament to the changing english language.

Beowulf is a difficult thing to review and perhaps even more difficult to accurately interpret given its multitude of translations and revisions with various intentions in mind.

The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood. This is, indeed, an excellent teaching tool to introduce or wrap-up the weeks spent trudging through the Old English epic, which we teacher love to venture through, but we sometimes lose a student or two.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Bones were shattered, blood was shed, and then Grendel runs away with one less arm than he came with.

I would have preferred Hinds take even more liberty with the visual language here and cast the material in a new light. See if you have enough points for this item. 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 bfowulf, to try to defeat the creature and succeeds—with his bare hands.

The dirty browns and beaten tans are offset gzreth the flat metal glint of chain-mail garety swords. If anyone is interested, I wrote a grad paper comparing the traditional text and graphic novel. I wanted to show people how cool a story this really is. This last is something that deserves — even requires — elaboration.