Fables from Aesop by Aesop

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From century to century, generation to generation, Aesop's fables have entertained, enlightened minds, and warmed hearts around the world. Now in this unique collection, Tom Lynch uses collages of vivid color, intriguing texture and folk art style to re-invent fourteen of these well known and loved fables for today's children.

The crisp retellings of Aesop's tales and the beauty of Tom Lynch's illustrations will encourage readers to look closely before they leap from one fable to the next.
 

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Though many modern scholars dispute his existence, Aesop's life was chronicled by first century Greek historians who wrote that Aesop, or Aethiop, was born into Greek slavery in 620 B.C. Freed because of his wit and wisdom, Aesop supposedly traveled throughout Greece and was employed at various times by the governments of Athens and Corinth. Some of Aesop's most recognized fables are The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, and The Ant and the Grasshopper. His simple but effective morals are widely used and illustrated for children. Lynch, in addition to being a successful painter, he is a natural teacher who is especially intuitive in developing his students' individual needs.
 
Published October 1, 1977 by Oxford Univ Pr (T). 224 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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‘Okay, slowpoke, let’s go!’ ” Unfortunately, the informal writing is sometimes just amateurish—Aesop “was freed by his masters on account of his intelligence”—and it mixes in too-sketchy renditions of several lesser-known fables.

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Gracing 61 fables from Aesop, or at least in the Aesopian tradition, Pinkney’s watercolors display both masterful draftsmanship and an uncommonly keen eye for natural detail.

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"Using fabric collages, Lynch stitches together a smorgasbord of (13) fables into a colorful picture book quilt," wrote PW. Ages 4-8.

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Using fabric collages, debut author/ artist Lynch stitches together a smorgasbord of fables into a colorful picture book quilt. He's rounded up a baker's dozen of the parables and presents them in a f

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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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Lowry (The Pea Blossom) combines four fables into one seamless story about a pesky fox and his animal acquaintances.

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"Using fabric collages, Lynch stitches together a smorgasbord of (13) fables into a colorful picture book quilt," wrote PW.

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Using fabric collages, debut author/ artist Lynch stitches together a smorgasbord of fables into a colorful picture book quilt. He's rounded up a baker's dozen of the parables and presents them in a f

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