Mr Aesop's Story Shop by Bob Hartman

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Ten of Aesop's fables are given witty, fresh retellings by a modern storyteller "My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell and stories to tell. Stop for a moment—and enjoy!"
   Bob Hartman uses all his skills as a storyteller to add humor, irony, action, and clever dialogue to these retellings of 10 of Aesop's fables, which he has woven into an entertaining tale about a man who tells stories for a living. A rich mix of familiar and less well-known tales have been selected for their relevance to the life of children today. Streetwise tricksters get their comeuppance, virtue is rewarded, and readers are shown the benefits of good behavior—but these quirky stories are far from being typical morality tales. Animated, witty illustrations echo the fun flavor of the text.
 

About Bob Hartman

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Bob Hartman is a highly acclaimed storyteller and the author of more than a dozen books, including Grumblebunny, Easter Angels, The Lion Storybook of Animal Tales, The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book, and The Wolf Who Cried Boy. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jago Silver is the illustrator of The Jesus Storybook Bible and Myron's Magic Cow.
 
Published June 1, 2011 by Lion Hudson. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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"My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell and stories to tell."

Jun 20 2011 | Read Full Review of Mr Aesop's Story Shop

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In this British import, Hartman frames Aesop’s tales by having him set up shop in a busy Greek marketplace: “My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell and

Aug 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Mr Aesop's Story Shop

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