Little Book of Fables by Veronica Uribe
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Little Book of Fables is a fresh, new retelling of fifteen of Aesop’s timeless tales and five more stories that originated with other
well-known fabulists.

Verónica Uribe chose these fables for their inherent charm as amusing and popular stories known to many in one version or another. Young readers will recognize traditional favorites such as "The Fox and the Crow" and "The Shepherd and the Wolf" while other tales such as "The Milkmaid" and "Belling the Cat" may be new to them. The lessons derived from many of these fables have been adopted by cultures the world over and are reflected in familiar sayings such as "Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg" or "Slow and steady wins the race."

Uribe includes fascinating, comprehensive notes at the end of the book describing the life history of Aesop, the origin of fables and the other early fabulists, and fables as morality tales.

Beautifully retold and humorously illustrated, this collection of fables will entertain readers both young and old. The small format and elegant design of the book make it an ideal gift selection.
 

About Veronica Uribe

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Veronica Uribe has published several highly acclaimed adaptations of tales and rhymes from the oral tradition including Little Book of Fairy Talesand Little Book of Fablesas well as award-winning Buzz, Buzz, Buzz, illustrated by Gloria Calderon. She was co-founder of Ediciones Ekare in Venezuela and now runs the publisher's Chilean office. She has also been a member of the Hans Christian Andersen Award jury.Constanza Bravo is a Chilean illustrator of children's books. She lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland.Susan Ouriou has translated children's, young adult and adult literature from Spanish and French into English and is a novelist herself. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.
 
Published August 3, 2004 by Groundwood Books. 128 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Little Book of Fables by Veronica Uribe, trans. by Susan Ouriou, illus. by Constanza Bravo, is the third in the Little Books series, featuring a pint-size trim and tales from around the world. In this

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