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'Beowulf' by Michael Morpurgo

Beowulf follows the epic quest of a brave warrior who seeks to defeat Grendel and other terrifying monsters that confront him. In order to do this and overcome the fear that would grip other warriors, Beowulf shows strength and courage to single-handedly save the land. Readers will be engaged by this dramatic re-telling of the battles of Beowulf and, as well as thinking about how courage is shown throughout the story, can consider why Beowulf chose to put himself at risk to save others.