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Saint George and the Dragon

By Margaret Hodges, Trina Schart Hyman (Trade Paperback, 1990)
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.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316367950

    • On Sale Date: 09/04/1990

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback

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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.

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 (1939-2004) was an American illustrator of children's books. She illustrated over 150 books and won four Caldecott awards during her career.
  • Praise for Saint George and the Dragon:

    "[The illustrations] glitter with color and mesmerizing details." (Publisher's Weekly).

  • "The truly distinguishing feature of this book is Hyman's detailed, colorful acrylic artwork, which works so well at conveying the action of the stories...  Pair this with the author and illustrator's Saint George and the Dragon (Little, Brown, 1984) for another exemplary look at British legends, stunningly illustrated."  (School Library Journal).

  • Praise for Merlin and the Making of the King (Hodges & Schart Hyman):

    "Hodges offers children a compact book written with the dignity and spirit of Arthurian tradition... Illuminated with heraldic colors and gold in the glorious tradition of medieval bookmaking, this beautiful volume offers a well-designed introduction to the well-loved tales." (Booklist (starred review)).

  • Praise for The Kitchen Knight: A Tale of King Arthur (Hodges & Schart Hyman):

    "Hyman's richly romantic illustrations are lush watercolors... capturing the sweep of the story... a wonderful taste of Arthurian legend, hopefully whetting young appetites for more." (School Library Journal).

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Product Details

Saint George and the Dragon
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN
  • Pages: 32
  • ISBN-13: 9780316367950
  • On Sale Date: 09/04/1990
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