Old Tales Retold or Illustrated, Beowulf


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Who or what informs your ideas concerning mead halls, givers of rings, and legendary monsters?  Peter Zemeckis' adaption of Beowulf for the silver screen (2007), J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and by extension Peter Jackson's adaptation, or the epic Anglo-Saxon poem itself?

Beowulf.  Translated by William Ellery Leonard. Illustrated by Lynd Ward.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1952.

hobbit_smaug's den

Smaug and Bilbo

J.R.R. Tolkien. “Conversation with Smaug.” In The Hobbit or There and Back Again.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1966.


Cover Illustration for a children's book based on the epic poem

James Rumford.  Beowulf: A Hero’s Tale Retold.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007.


Cover Illustration

J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson.  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.  DVD. Directed by Peter Jackson.  New Line Cinema:  Peter Jackson, 2001.