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[[ Download Ebook ]] ⛑ Saint George and the Dragon æ This special new paperback edition of St George and the Dragon commemorates the th 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 This is a GREAT book It refers to the Bible Jesus Saint George crushed Satan the dragon s head Jesus saved The Church Una , and marries her meaning The Church I recommend it to all Fairy tales are pretty amazing This has very detailed drawings with beautiful colors and it uses panes around the edges similar to something Jan Brett does They almost look like stained glass windows at times There is a big full page of illustration and a full page of text so it s a longer story Even with the longer story, both children were engaged in the story The nephew kept asking what will happen next He was very into the sword fight with the dragon and he got so wound up he would gra Fairy tales are pretty amazing This has very detailed drawings with beautiful colors and it uses panes around the edges similar to something Jan Brett does They almost look like stained glass windows at times There is a big full page of illustration and a full page of text so it s a longer story Even with the longer story, both children were engaged in the story The nephew kept asking what will happen next He was very into the sword fight with the dragon and he got so wound up he would grab my arm as I was reading The niece was very engaged too She asked me why the princess isn t helping to fight the dragon I said I guess she didn t know how or didn t have the skills They both thought this was a great book and they both gave this 5 stars They were very excited about it Who knew.I thought the details of the artwork were amazing I also thought the story was very good I don t think I had heard this story yet I guess tales of fighting dragons doesn t excite me any , but the kids were into it They asked me to getbooks like this It was so exciting It was fun to see the power of a story over them and how engrossed they became in it I ll give this book 5 stars just for that experience With absolutely gorgeous accompanying illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman detailed to such an extent that they tell the story of the Red Cross Knight s fight with the fearsome dragon as vividly and as intensely as Margaret Hodges narrative does , Saint George and the Dragon is basically the legend of Saint George and how he became the patron saint of England as adapted from a section of Sir Edmund Spenser s Renaissance epic The Faerie Queene A bit long winded and due to textual density and With absolutely gorgeous accompanying illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman detailed to such an extent that they tell the story of the Red Cross Knight s fight with the fearsome dragon as vividly and as intensely as Margaret Hodges narrative does , Saint George and the Dragon is basically the legend of Saint George and how he became the patron saint of England as adapted from a section of Sir Edmund Spenser s Renaissance epic The Faerie Queene A bit long winded and due to textual density and length thussuitable for older children, Saint George and the Dragon gracefully and glowingly presents a tenderly descriptive and evocative old fashioned folktale type legend andthan well deserving of the Caldecott Medal it won, as the illustrations are truly in all ways breathtaking Now that all being said, and as much as I truly enjoyed this retelling, I most definitely would have appreciated a bitdetailed background information than simply being told that Saint George and the Dragon is an adaptation of Spenser s The Faerie Queene An informative author s note, while not absolutely required, as at least the literary sources are mentioned, would definitely have increased Saint George and the Dragon to a five star read for me and considerably augmented its folkloric and literary value such as perhaps a mention of Una s name, which is Gaelic for Agnes, the lamb, and the fact that she is also leading a white lamb, which of course has allusions to Jesus Christ being the lamb of God, not to mention that Una is riding a white donkey, which is again a biblical, New Testament allusion to Jesus Christ himself, who entered Jerusalem on what is now celebrated as Palm Sunday, not astride a horse, but astride a donkey Another lovely book for my art collection, this one with a tale of dragonslaying, chivalric adventure, true knights, epic duels, and the gorgeous art of Trina Schart Hyman What other reasons would I need to give this the highest rating The art alone is worth it