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!