Bea Wolf

(Author) (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
First Second
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
7.5 X 10.0 X 1.0 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250776297
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About the Author

Zach Weinersmith is the creator of the popular webcomic SMBC, the creator of the nerd comedy show BAHFest, and the co-author of the New York Times bestselling popular science book, Soonish.

Boulet is a French cartoonist living in Paris. He's had about 40 books published, most of them for young readers. He also worked on multiple volumes in the Dungeon Zenith series with Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar.

Reviews

"Weinersmith's richly evocative turns of phrase run the gamut from hilarious to heart-rending and maintain the flavor of the original without bogging the pace down amid the kennings. Boulet's illustrations imbue the shenanigans with gleeful energy and a touch of dark absurdity that children, seeing their own fears and triumphs reflected, will delight in."--Kirkus

"Bea Wolf is
a) Beowulf retold for kids;
b) a genuinely funny story in its own right;
c) a pretty much perfect melding of words and the most charming illustrations in an alliterative romp through the oldest surviving English poem, served fresh and fabulous; and
d) glorious, accurate, profoundly silly, and hilariously profound." --Neil Gaiman

"As haunting, hilarious and perplexing as the ancient stories one hears around the campfire, castle or cafeteria."--Lemony Snicket

"The story that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien and entranced Seamus Heaney has now been reworked with vivid illustrations, heroic kids, and extra Fudgsicles. The result is the most delightful, inventive, joyful epic ever created. I simply can't express how much I love Bea Wolf." --Tim Harford, host of Cautionary Tales

"In this uproarious rampage of rowdiness, the Bea Wolf is heroically preteen, when normal horrible kids fight off adult monsters trying to make them grow up. Highly recommended for grandparents and grandkids of all ages." --Dr. Kevin Kiernan, Editor of the Electronic Beowulf, Emeritus Professor of English, and T. Marshall Hahn, Senior Professor of Arts and Sciences

"What a joyous romp! I was utterly enthralled." --Dr. Jennifer Neville, Reader in Anglo-Saxon Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London

"It's Seuss and Dahl's mutant offspring, gorgeous and darkly witty." --Mary Roach, New York Times-bestselling author of Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law