Friday, 23 April 2021

St George


St George is now thought to have been a legend rather than real.  But he is loved all the same.  His feast day is 23 April.  He is the Patron of England, Istanbul, boy scouts, soldiers amongst others.


His emblems are a red cross on a white background and, of course, a dragon.


St George saved a princess from a dragon – and in return approximately 15000 people were baptized.

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann



What a lovely funny kid's book this is.  Gloria is a dog.  She attends his school safety briefings and does antics behind his back.


All great fun.  The author won the Caldecott medal in 1996.