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Saint George and the Dragon


Saint George and the Dragon, retold by Margaret Hodges
Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Little, Brown and Company; 1984)
Hb. 32 pp., $16.95, ISBN 0316367893

This is a nicely done adaptation from Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queen, beautifully illustrated. It is well deserving of its Caldecott Medal. The great illustrations captivate young and old, and the story speaks well to courage, nobility, perseverance and protecting the defenseless. This is one of the first books I read to my boys dealing with knights and dragons. It remains a favorite among them today. I am writing this brief review now because one of them brought our copy out this afternoon to look back through it again. This is one I hope shapes their thoughts well.

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