George and the DragonHe was an awesome and frightening creature, terrorising whole armies, destroying castles, demolishing forests and kidnapping princesses. But this mighty dragon had a deep, dark secret. Uncover a charming tale of adventure, a dragon, and an unlikely hero. Told with gentle humour and mesmerising illustrations, this is a picture book to enchant and delight. This stunning new edition is perfect for new readers, as well as fans of George, the Dragon and the Princess. This much-loved classic tale comes from the exceptional storyteller and illustrator, Chris Wormell.
George and the Dragon
Are there some good versions of the story suitable for using in a primary classroom? In fact, the Saint George, on whom all the mythology is founded, was not born in England and is celebrated and appropriated in countries and cities around the world! His claim to the title of patron saint of England came from his legendary status. George but was born in AD in Turkey or Palestine, according to the most reliable sources — and it was not until that St George was adopted as the sole patron saint of England. He never was a farmer instead, as a young man, Georgios served as an officer in the Roman army of the Emperor Diocletian and was killed for refusing to denounce Christianity which is why he was made a saint. The story of St George killing a dragon was a legend brought back from Asia by the Crusaders in the 12th century, long after the time that he lived. In the Middle Ages many different versions of the story appeared with sacrifices to the dragon or sometimes a crocodile including sheep, maidens and princesses.
Released by Little, Brown , it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in . Saint George and The Dragon is a small book measuring 9 x 0. This story begins with a nameless knight riding around the plain who has never been to battle. Despite this the Queene of Faeries sends him to fight a dragon who has been terrorizing their land. He travels with Una the princess of the land. On his way to the dragon the knight meets an old hermit on top of a hill who explains to him his English heritage and tells him his name is George. George meets the dragon laying down as if it was a hill itself.