Here's another great article by Brittany from Good Books For Catholic Kids not to be confused with this site Books for Catholic Kids. Brittany writes about the importance of respecting the dragon as a symbol of evil and the disturbing tendency in modern children' and adult literature to portrait dragons as cute, lovable, friendly or otherwise positive. I completely agree with everything she writes. She draws from the same sources I would recommend, especially Michael O'Brien'
The myths of ancient Europe occur throughout Western literature and form part of the fabric of our culture. A well-rounded education must include these stories. Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire dedicated much of their lives to making the Greek and Norse myths accessible and enjoyable for children. Their 1962 classic D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths has been republished by Doubleday with an essay about the authors lives by John Cech, a sketchbook containing never before publishe