|aSaint George and the dragon : |ba golden legend / |cadapted by Margaret Hodges from Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.
|aNew York : |bLittle, Brown, |cc1984.
|a32 p. : |bcol. ill. ; |c23 cm.
|aRetells the segment from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, in which George, the Red Cross Knight, slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years and brings peace and joy to the land.
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.