Category: Beowulf for Young Readers (Children / Kids)

Beowulf for teens as well as children

Beowulf for teens as well as children

A teenager I know sent me a private email the other day that made me smile. Howdy! I started reading Beowulf in English class but I had trouble understanding what was happening in the...

All we have to do is ask

All we have to do is ask

Why are we as human beings so afraid to ask? Probably one of two reasons. Either we think we know the answer and it’s not the answer we want, or we think the simple...

Editor Alex Cigale on my Beowulf

Editor Alex Cigale on my Beowulf

“What makes Joshua Gray’s “verse adaptation with young readers in mind” immediate and powerful is its tender tone: it is addressed to his son, in the same understated, hushed voice of expectation as a...

Georgetown University professor on my children’s Beowulf book

Georgetown University professor on my children’s Beowulf book

Tod Linafelt, Georgetown University says of my Beowulf for kids: Joshua Gray’s rendering of Beowulf for children is ‘grand and gruesome,’ just like the monster Grendel that stalks its lines. Gray captures both the...

Children’s Beowulf Endorsed By Benjamin Bagby

Children’s Beowulf Endorsed By Benjamin Bagby

In my quest to get my children’s adaptation of Beowulf put on the big stage, this weekend I realized I had to get big names to endorse the poem. I wanted one of the...

Children’s Beowulf Endorsed By Benjamin Bagby

Children’s Beowulf Endorsed By Benjamin Bagby

In my quest to get my children’s adaptation of Beowulf put on the big stage, this weekend I realized I had to get big names to endorse the poem. I wanted one of the...