Saint George and the Dragon

Saint George and the Dragon

Geraldine McCaughrean Nicki Palin / Jan 25, 2020

Saint George and the Dragon A rendition of the legend of Saint George recounting how the brave mysterious horseman saved a city from a terrible dragon

  • Title: Saint George and the Dragon
  • Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Nicki Palin
  • ISBN: 9780192723765
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • A rendition of the legend of Saint George, recounting how the brave, mysterious horseman saved a city from a terrible dragon.

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      • Geraldine McCaughrean Nicki Palin

        Geraldine McCaughrean was born in 1951 and brought up in North London She studied at Christ Church College of Education, Canterbury and worked in a London publishing house for 10 years before becoming a full time writer in 1988 She has written over 120 books, 50 short plays for schools, and a radio play.Her adult novels include Fires Astonishment 1990 and The Ideal Wife 1997 , but she is best known for her children s books She writes for children of all ages, from first readers, picture books, and younger children s books, to children s novels, which include A Little Lower than the Angels 1987 , Gold Dust 1993 and Not the End of the World 2004 , each of which have won the Whitbread Children s Book Award, making her the only writer to have won this award three times.Geraldine McCaughrean has also written several collections of stories, including bible stories and fairy tales She specialises in the retelling of classic tales such as The Canterbury Tales 1984 , The Odyssey 1993 , Moby Dick 1996 and El Cid 1989 and of myths and legends from around the world These books include The Orchard Book of Greek Myths 1992 and The Orchard Book of Roman Myths 1999.Geraldine McCaughrean lives in Berkshire Her book, Not the End of the World, is currently being adapted for the stage White Darkness 2005 , was shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Children s Book Award In 2005, she was chosen to write the official sequel to J M Barrie s Peter Pan Peter Pan in Scarlet was published in 2006.


    1. This is an exciting and wonderfully captivating book on St. George and his fight against the dragon. It's a great story to read-aloud, although you might not want to read to very little ones. Not much is known factually about St. George, and this is the main legend about him. He is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, invoked collectively during the Black Plague. The description of the dragon reminded me of Satan but also the horrors of the plague. The sacrifice of villagers to give to the dragon i [...]

    2. We got this one from the library. It was a very charming book. The language is a little advanced but this wasn't a problem as a read aloud book. It was a little scary but in a good way; he is fighting a dragon named wickedness. As an added bonus there is a lottery to see who will be fed to the dragon and St. George arrives just in time to save the virtuous princess whose lot has been drawn.This really was a dilightful story about St. George. We may have to buy it to go along with our book about [...]

    3. Title: saint George and the DragonWhat I like whit the book:It was good size on the text.It was strong colours.It was funny Picture in the book.What I disliked about the book was:The man who helped the Princess flayed on his horse in the end of the book.Why didn't he flay when he attecked the dragon?My favourite illustration was:When the village was on fire.Facts I learned from this book was:i didn't learn anything.I recommed this book to kids aged 4-7

    4. This version isn't nearly as delightful as the one by Hodges. I felt that this one held less myth and legend and less magic. Also, the drawings were all of old people (the princess looks to be about 40, George is nearer 50, and the king might as well be 80). The pictures weren't nearly as engaging as Hodges version, though the dragon was interesting (more lizard/bug looking than traditional dragonesque).

    5. Interesting story with nice pictures although the drawings are more indicative of a wyvern than a dragon. Although during the time when this story takes place the depiction would have been understood as a representation of evil. The history at the end was fascinating.

    6. Beautiful illustrations and lively text. May not be suitable for sensitive children but will appeal to those that love adventure.

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