Sip Of Aesop by Jane Yolen

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A verse retelling of thirteen familiar Aesop's fables includes ""The Fox and the Grapes,"" ""The Tortoise and the Hare,"" and ""The Dog and the Bone,"" and delivers each story's moral with a humorous twist.
 

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Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received her BA from Smith College in 1960. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults and adults. Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic, which tells the story of the life of a Jew in a concentration camp. She has won a multitude of medals for her work including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award. 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. Karen Barbour is a senior lecturer in the Fa " " " Karen Barbour is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Waikato in New Zealaculty of Education at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. She is a member of the World Dance Alliance and the Congnd. She is a member of the World Dance Alliance and the Congress on Research in Dance. ress on Research in Dance.
 
Published September 1, 1995 by Scholastic Inc.. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Yolen and Barbour prove a dynamite pairing in this splashy picture book. Here they jazz up a baker's dozen of Aesop's much-loved fables, most of which are familiar (The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The G

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