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Saint George and the Dragon Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-02-11 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 118 user ratings
ISBN:0316367893
LANGUAGE:English

" the borders are, by far, the strongest part of this book. " said.

" 1985 Caldecott Winner. Such detailed and wonderful illustrations and a great fairy tale as well. " said.

" I have always loved stories of chivalry and knights and dragons. Here we have all of that, well told, and beautifully illustrated. I do like that Una has the choice of marrying the hero if she loves him, for in too many fairy tales the princess is just handed off like so much baggage. Overall this is a beautiful retelling and one well worth picking up. " said.

"I'm sure I read this before, but I definitely read this while I was in high school and dreaming up stories about the middle ages, because I distinctly remember drawing the dress that Una wears at the end of the book. I loved the illustrations in this book because there was more to them the longer you looked - they were done like illuminated manuscript pages, and all along the borders there was this allegory comparing George's quest to slay the dragon with a ship sailing across the ocean. I didn't realize until high school that this legend of Saint George was really well-known in England and kind of a founding saint for England." said.

" The story is a bit long-winded, but the illustrations are absolutely gorgeous!!! Definitely a great "old fashioned fairy tale" sort of feel but good for boys who aren't into the princess thing. " said.

" The artwork in this little paperback book is so astonishingly lovely and vivid, I somehow ended up with two copies of this book. I'm not complaining; I will just share one copy. The text itself retells Spenser's The Faerie Queene, so that, with the artwork, makes this book pretty darn awesome for a Second Grade History class. " said.

" Can't do much better than a story about a hero who conquers a dragon. That's the biblical narrative, after all: "Kill the dragon, get the girl." Red Cross Knight, with his shield bearing the red cross of St. George, is revealed to be St. George in Canto 10 of Spenser's Faerie Queene. The Caldecott-winning illustrations approach the sublime.I started reading this on March 23, a month before the feast of St. George on April 23. I ordered a copy. " said.

" 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! " said.

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