This special new paperback edition of St. George and the Dragon commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Caldecott Award-winning picture book. Hodges retells an exciting segment from Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, in which the Red Cross Knight slays a dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years, bringing peace and joy back to the land. Featuring a fresh new cover design - with artwork that highlights the dragon adventure within - and distinctive embossed gold Caldecott Award sticker, this is the perfect way to introduce the classic tale to a whole new generation of readers.
This book is Caldecott-winning for a reason—the illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, with beautifully detailed spreads and surrounding framing. The text of this legend retold is definitely on the long side, but so beautifully written that kiddos will be getting a taste of true literature while also becoming familiar with a classic tale.
Margaret Hodges (1911-2005) was a Caldecott Award-winning American writer of books for children. Beginning in 1958 with One Little Drum, she wrote and published over 40 books and was a professor of library science at the University of Pittsburgh, where she retired in 1976.
Trina Schart Hyman, a great admirer of the Brothers Grimm, has wanted to retell and illustrate Little Red Riding Hood ever since she was a little girl. She has illustrated other Grimms’ tales, including Snow White, translated by Paul Heins: Sleeping Beauty; and Rapunzel, retold by Barbara Rogasky.