Kid Beowulf (Paperback)

The Song of Roland

By Alexis E. Fajardo

Andrews McMeel Publishing, 9781449475901, 280pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/1/2009)

List Price: 12.99*
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“What Rick Riordan did for the Greek gods, Fajardo has done for ‘Beowulf’: magnificent.”

—Kirkus, starred review, Kid Beowulf: The Blood-Bound Oath

Giants! Elephants! Roller Coasters?

That's just some of the mayhem twin brothers Beowulf and Grendel discover in the second adventure in the series by Alexis E. Fajardo! Banished from their homeland, the brothers seek refuge with their Uncle Holger in far-off France, but by the time they arrive, the kingdom is in shambles: King Charlemagne is ailing; his knights have been exiled; and France's hero, Roland, needs a kick in the pants. It's up to Beowulf and Grendel to unite the country before it's taken over by an invading Saracen horde!

About the Author

Alexis E. Fajardo is a student of the classics—whether Daffy Duck or Damocles—and has created a unique blend of the two with Kid Beowulf. When he's not drawing comics, he works for them at the Charles M. Schulz Studio in Santa Rosa, California. Lex does not live in a castle but would like to one day with his wife and his dog, Loki.

Praise For Kid Beowulf: The Song of Roland

Good Comics For Kids Weekly Pick
"It's exciting to see this great new twist on the old English epic poem that also breathes new life into it."  (Good Comics For Kids)

"Fajardo brings new life to the classic title of Beowulf in this 21st century rendering of the epic tale. With a charming sense of wit, humor, and an engaging host of characters this unforgettable read is sure to make its way onto many students' 'Favorite Reads' list in years to come." 

"Without a doubt Kid Beowulf rises to the challenge of competing with its legendary namesake. Who knows, it may even become its own legendary tale and be told in centuries to come, just like its predecessor."  (Diamond Bookshelf Reviews)