TITLE: Saint George and the Dragon
AUTHOR: Margaret Hodges
ILLUSTRATOR: Trina Schart Hyman
PUBLISHED BY: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 4, 1990)
I interrupt this break to tell you that today is the feast of St. George, which can only mean one thing: we must grab our copy of the valiant and lovely Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges and Trina Schart Hyman. This Caldecott Winner is truly marvelous, and really appropriate for boys and girls of all ages and any religion. It shows valour, courage, charity, courtly love, faith, and prudence. It fosters a love of literature and poetry (it is based on the legend as told by Sir Edmund Spenser's The Fairy Queen). Basically: it's perfect.
(But I am not perfect...I wrote down the date wrong. TOMORROW is the feast of St. George. So, consider this post the Vigil.)