Saint George and the Dragon (英語) ハードカバー – 絵本, 1984/10/30
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A Caldecott Medal-winning tale of bravery, perseverance, and peace.
Saint George and the Dragon retells 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 joy to the land.
This beautifully illustrated story is a lovely addition to any collection of fairytales or folk lore.
Margaret Hodges was an American writer of more than 40 children's books. She was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Saint George and the Dragon.
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My son regularly asks for this as his bed time story, and I never tire of reading the adaptation of an incredible story. On St. George's day my son took this with him into school and it was shared by the teacher with the other children in his class. The teacher commented on how enthralled the children were with the story. I thoroughly recommend this version to anyone wishing to buy this story for their children.
I wish it had more of an obvious Christian message (eg, at least mentioning God) as opposed to 'the fairy queen'.
As with all good stories, this one appeals on multiple levels. The youngest children will be captivated by the detailed and rich illustrations and artwork on every page. Kids of all ages (and their parents) will be engaged by the story and characters themselves taken at face value. This story lends itself to teaching children the virtues of courage, perseverance, self-sacrifice, generosity and keeping your word. And, as with the original tale, there is the Christian symbolism present but not overdone (no where does the author come out and connect the dots for the reader). We have a lot of good books in our home but this is one our 3, 5 and 7 year olds all regularly pull out and ask us to "read it again".