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Margaret Hodges


Born
in Indianapolis, IN, The United States
July 26, 1911

Died
December 13, 2005

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Margaret "Peggy" Hodges was an American writer of books for children.

She was born Sarah Margaret Moore in Indianapolis, Indiana to Arthur Carlisle and Annie Marie Moore. She enrolled at Tudor Hall, a college preparatory school for girls. A 1932 graduate of Vassar College, she arrived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband Fletcher Hodges Jr. when in 1937 he became curator at the Stephen Foster Memorial. She trained as a librarian at Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon University, under Elizabeth Nesbitt, and she volunteered as a storyteller at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Beginning in 1958 with One Little Drum, she wrote and published more than 40 books.

Her 1985 book Saint George and the Dragon, illustrated b
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Saint George and the Dragon

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The Kitchen Knight: A Tale ...

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Merlin and the Making of th...

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The Wave

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The Boy Who Drew Cats

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Comus

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Silent Night: The Song and ...

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Saint Patrick and the Peddler

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The True Tale of Johnny App...

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What's for Lunch, Charley?

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More books by Margaret Hodges…
“The Fairy Queen has sent you to do brave deeds in this world. That High City that you see is in another world. Before you climb the path to it and hang your shield on its wall, go down into the valley and fight the dragon that you were sent to fight.”
Margaret Hodges, Saint George and the Dragon

“Heart cannot think what outrage and what cries, with black smoke and flashing fire, the beast threw forth, turning the whole world to darkness.”
Margaret Hodges, Saint George and the Dragon

“The path they had to follow was straight and narrow, but not easy to see.”
Margaret Hodges, Saint George and the Dragon

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