Aesop's Fables by Aesop
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About Aesop

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Michael Hague lives with his family in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
 
Published January 1, 1988 by Caedmon Audio Cassette. 96 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Nature & Wildlife, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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Twenty-nine of Aesop's many fine illustrators are represented by the 60 reproductions here, including 17 by Rackham and more modest contributions from artists ranging from Caldecott, Crane, and Lucy Fitch Perkins (of twin-book fame) to Alexander Calder.

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Baruzzi adds to the usual suspects (“The Lion and the Mouse,” “The Fox and the Grapes” etc.,) the less-familiar “Dog and His Bone” and a mildly unusual version of “The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” in which the disguised wolf is by chance chosen to be a shepherd’s dinner.

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The fables, one per opening except for a miraculously un-crowded quintet gathered on the central spread, are paired to large central tableaux and smaller but only slightly less complex pop-ups in corner booklets.

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The app instructs readers to "Spin Your Fables," and when readers align a story with a pointer, a two- to four-page story with illustrations opens, complete with such morals as, "Expect no reward for serving the wicked" ("Wolf and the Crane"), and, "The race is not always to the swift" ("The Hare...

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Taking pride of place, Jarrie’s postmodern scenes of elegantly elongated animals and skinny-limbed humans comically grinning or grimacing over their various twists of fortune shoulder Cech’s 36 amiable retellings to the outer margins of the pages.

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Salter refurbishes 58 of Aesop's fables with delicate flame-toned illustrations. Underscoring the timelessness and adaptability of the Greek storyteller's work, the British artist borrows motifs and s

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Here are a round dozen of Aesop's instructive tales, including such favorites as ``The Hare and the Tortoise'' and ``The Milkmaid and Her Pail,'' along with lesser-known parables like ``The Man and th

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Hague brings his signature nostalgic, intricately detailed style to 13 of Aesop's moral tales. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)

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Under the great umbrella of Aesop’s name come three new variations in the form of a pop-up book of classic tales, a vibrantly illustrated anthology setting the less familiar fables in Africa, and a new picture-book version of “The Lion and the Mouse.” All three remind us how skillfully these stor...

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In her introduction, Naidoo (who collaborated with Grobler on The Great Tug of War) points out that Aesop’s fables are closer to African folktales than to European fairy stories.

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However, the lessons of lesser-known parables may elude younger readers--such as the tale of Zeus refusing a wedding gift from a snake (""Never accept the offerings of a villain,"" when nothing in the tale suggests the snake's evil intentions) or the tale of a caged songbird and a bat (""Regrets ...

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For example, when Fox decides the elusive grapes are sour, a boar conveniently observes the proceedings and remarks, ""We often pretend to dislike what we can't have."" In others, the moral's connection to Aesop is less obvious (e.g., a dying Old Lion beckons to Fox to come closer, and Fox respon...

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they share, however, an unbridled use of sound effects, as in the start of ""The Fox and the Crow"": ""Once upon a time there was a fox/ (Fox fox fox fox fox fox fox)."" When the dog of ""The Dog and the Bone"" sees his reflection in a stream, the text takes his single-minded, greedy viewpoint: "...

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Paxton and Rayevsky are on a roll--in their fourth joint venture they return once again to Aesop territory, putting their unique spin on 10 more of the master's fables.

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An aerial view places delectable looking grapes in the foreground as a fox gazes longingly at the unreachable fruit in ""Sour Grapes."" In the classic race, an enormous hare bounds through a meadow on the fable's title page;

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Aesop's wisdom spills across the pages as freely as Pinkney's glorious watercolors, alight with the many creatures who people the tales, from fiddling grasshoppers and diligent ants to wily foxes, clever crows, brave mice and grateful lions.

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“This petite anthology will have the most seasoned of fashionable folks blushing—especially when one of the fables’ morals hits home in the most uncomfortable and revelatory ways.”The dictionary defines a fable as “a legendary story of supernatural happenings.” Here, in Birds of a Feather Shop To...

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You won't want to miss scenes depicting The Wolf, the Lion, the Grasshopper and the Ant, the Tortoise and the Hare in action on these beautiful oversize pages.

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