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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One Response to Children’s Librarians & Children’s Authors: Margaret Hodges

  1. Jane Miller says:

    I had the pure JOY of knowing “Peggy,” as friends called her in her last years. I wrote 3 stories about her for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and shared the 60th anniversary she celebrated with husband Fletcher on Sept. 10, 1997. This is delightful to find this information and to know her life is still celebrated. I was aware that she had been writing a book about the young life of George Washington before she died at age 94. I would like to know if anyone knows anything about that. Thank you!

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