Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (Bilingual Edition) by Seamus Heaney
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    Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel’s mother. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath.

    ISBN:  0-393-32097-9

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    Flight #116 is Down! by Caroline B. Cooney
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    When a 747 jumbo jet crashes in the back of her parents’ sprawling Connecticut estate, the quietness of 16-year-old Heidi Landseth’s insulated existence is transformed forever. With both her parents away for the weekend, she alone must make decisions that will affect the lives of hundreds of injured passengers. Her call to 911 gives Patrick Farquhar, a 17-year-old Emergency Medical Technician, the two things he has always wanted – excitement that a small rural community lacks and the opportunity to prove himself as an adult. This catastrophe, however, is beyond even his wildest imaginings. Will these two be able to help the victims until more rescuers arrive?

    ISBN:  978-0-590-44479-8

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