Margaret Hodges, prolific children's author, dies at 94

Margaret Hodges, author of dozens of books for children, died December 20, at the age of 94. In addition to her popular retelling of well-loved legends, Hodges also wrote many biographies for children.

Ms. Hodges, a former children's librarian, received numerous prestigious literary awards, including the Caldecott Medal for Saint George and the Dragon: A Golden Legend (adapted from Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene), illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, (1984).

Merlin and the Making of the King was published in 2004. Her last two titles, The Wee Christmas Cabin, and Moses, will be published posthumously in 2007.