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 conceive and represent this idea with the graphic novel form is to raise it to new levels of artistic depth.

Jul 15, Janine rated it it was ok. Each panel following An amazing rendition of the classic epic poem Beowulf. The artistry is superb and illustrates the story well. 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.

This slapstick addition provides a humanizing moment in the text as it portrays the indiscretion of even privileged members of the court.

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There’s some really great double-page spreads that you can’t look away from too. One of the most visceral scenes in the entire text, however, is one that is easily overlooked in the original poem. Jul 25, Andrew Lovell rated hindss really liked it Shelves: You are commenting using your Twitter account. Occasionally you get the poetic language, and then it fades out entirely in favor of the pictures which is good, it’s a graphic novel, that’s the way it’s supposed to bebut then there’s a jarring block of plain text again: Reviews for this version of Beowulf have been very positive.

The Wooing Of Olwen. Is this dragon creeping forward or merely a beast chasing its own tail? Hinds takes several pages just to depict the fight in all of its gory goodness!


This version of Beowulf is heavily visual, with many of the pages not containing any text. Refresh and try again.

Gareth Hinds’ Beowulf

I think it was easier when I was reading it with the class and talking about it with the teacher. To view it, click here. If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop. The dirty browns and beaten tans are offset by the flat metal glint of chain-mail and swords. That one I just don’t get Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Though it’s only recently getting the credit it deserves, this format has a rich tradition and requires exercising a special skill set to really appreciate it.

So, there is not much to say about the story. The Battle of the Birds. Church — a vernacular rendering, concise and bowulf readable. They occupy a territory that moves between honds and reality with never a hitch. Hinds layers sophisticated art worthy of pairing with such timeless stories that will have adults and students alike savoring the finer points.

Sep 23, David Schaafsma rated it liked it Shelves: 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. The king of heroic epics gets a lavish visual interpretation in Hinds’s full-color mixed-media gem, originally self-published as three separate issues in You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

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Gareth Hinds’s Beowulf

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In fact, his death will potentially lead to the annihilation of his people. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Beowulf is a difficult thing to review and perhaps even more difficult to accurately interpret given hinrs multitude of translations and revisions with various intentions in mind.


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Overview Music Hinfs Charts. Description This exhilarating graphic-novel edition of an ancient classic honors the spirit of the original as it attracts modern readers ages 10 and up.

You are commenting using your WordPress. View More by This Author. This book truly illustrates the point that good graphic literature relies on text AND image to tell a story.

I knew the images were important, but my classically trained brain couldn’t help but to focus primarily on the words — until that strategy failed. It quickly became apparent that I wasn’t going to get away with it this time, though. Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra.

Had these graphic approaches been around when I was in high school, I would have been able to access the discussion instead of tuning it out. I guess what I’m really saying is, I hate Beowulf. Hinds did leave quite a bit of direct An unfortunate telling of Beowulf, lacking all the nuances that make the story great.

However, I felt that this graphic novel made the story more accessible and ‘real,’ in a way.

He also appears to be decomposing.