Sunday, June 1, 2008

Children's Librarians & Children's Authors: Margaret Hodges

Storypockets looks at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s rich tradition of author-librarians. Our previous installments featured Sorche Nic Leodhas, Laura Cathon and Elva S. Smith. This week, we focus on Margaret Hodges.

Margaret Hodges (1911-2005) was a children’s librarian at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 1953-1964. She was an expert storyteller and respected scholar. Her books won numerous awards, including the Carolyn Field Award for Saint George and the Dragon.

Illustrator Trina Schart Hyman worked an image of Margaret Hodges and her husband Fletcher into the illustrations for The Kitchen Knight. See them on the final page, talking with Sir Gareth’s companion.

Next week, Storypockets features author-librarian Elizabeth Sechrist.

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