Saint George and the Dragon

Written by Margaret Hodges • Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

Reviewed by Lauren W. (age 8)

?In the days when the monsters and giants and fairy folk lived in England?, a dragon is scaring the people from Princess Una?s land. The Queen of the Fairies sends the Red Cross Knight to fight the dragon. He fights and is wounded. He gets up and fights the dragon again and again.

My favorite character is the Dragon. I love this book because it has a dragon in it. The title is written like dragon cursive. It has all sorts of curls on the letters and some letters look like dragons without wings. It was funny when the dragon saw the knight again because he thought he?d killed him the day before. I like the frames around the pictures. The frames are creative and the pictures are beautiful. ?. . . high, monstrous, horrible, and vast?, is how the book tells us about the dragon. I think this describes the dragon well.

People who like fiction and people who like dragons would like this book. It starts out calm and then goes into scary action. I think this is a very good book.

Lauren W. is a student in Mrs. Gibbs' 2nd Grade Class
2005-2006