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Saint George and the Dragon

 

Author: Margaret Hodges

Illustrator: Trina Schart Hyman

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Year: 1984

 

Of all the picture books I read as a child, Margaret Hodges and Trina Schart Hyman's retelling of part of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene is one that stands out the most.  It was different from other picture books— a page of marvelous illustration followed by a page of text to tell an epic tale of a fierce battle between good and evil, complete with sword and shield and claws and dragon-fire!  Saint George and the Dragon belongs in any collection of good picture books!

 

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