Unwitting Wisdom by Helen Ward
An Anthology of Aesop's Fables

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For over 2,500 years the simple stories and wry humor of Aesop's fables have entertained children and adults alike. Their lessons have seeped into the very fabric of our language, as evidenced by expressions such as "sour grapes" and "a wolf in sheep's clothing."
Through the centuries many artists have risen to the challenge of interpreting their favorite tales. In this magnificent edition, award-winning illustrator Helen Ward has chosen a dozen of her favorite fables, painstakingly creating with words and breathtaking watercolors a dazzling new collection destined to become a classic.
 

About Helen Ward

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Helen Ward trained as an illustrator at Brighton School of Art. She has received numerous awards for her work. Ms. Ward lives in England.
 
Published July 1, 2004 by Chronicle Books (CA). 64 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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For example, in “Steady and Slow,” she retells the tortoise and the hare with an emphasis on the irritating qualities of the hare (“the master of faster”) and lingers over his ultimate humiliation: “There was still a good chance that someday he would end up testing .

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The Moral of the Story... New compilations feature classic rhymes, fables and folklore retold. Illustrator Helen Ward contributes pithy retellings and breathtakingly detailed watercolor-and-ink illust

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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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The Moral of the Story... New compilations feature classic rhymes, fables and folklore retold. Illustrator Helen Ward contributes pithy retellings and breathtakingly detailed watercolor-and-ink illust

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