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Summer Books: The Beowulf Notebooks, Day Three

Today, I finished reading Beowulf aloud to the kids!  Beowulf and his companions return home to their King. After several years of service to Hygelac and, then, Hygelac’s son (whose murder is depicted below), Beowulf himself became the ruler of the Geats.  In his old age, Beowulf must do battle one more time. A poor […]

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Summer Books: The Beowulf Notebooks, Day Two

Today, we took our reading and illustration project to the great outdoors. On a misty, “drippy” morning, we sat on a bench beneath a cluster of trees in Toronto’s High Park. There, I read the kids our second instalment of Beowulf:  Just when things were settling down at Heorot, Grendel’s mother comes and attacks the […]

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