The Lion classic Aesop's fables

by McAllister, Margaret

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Picture Book TALES & RHYMES JPIC MCALLISTER
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Aesop's Fables have much to teach, and have provided inspiration for children's books through the centuries and around the world. Their wisdom is welcomed by librarians and book lovers, as an essential addition to the bookshelf. In this highly illustrated collection, Margaret McAllister turns her pen to retelling these great stories. Stylishly written, Margaret covers all the best-loved fables as well as those that are less well-known. Along with its distinctive selection of stories - 28 in total - this collection is set-apart by its sensitive illustrations from Amanda Hall, whose graceful depictions of people and animals bring these fables alive. Timeless in its presentation and full of lasting values, this stylish hardback is a perfect gift for children to treasure and enjoy.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Written as long as 2,500 years ago, Aesop's fables are among the oldest stories still told, and their wit and wisdom hold up surprisingly well. In this handsome volume from the Lion Classic series, McAllister retells 29 of the tales, including some unfamiliar ones as well as old standbys. She fleshes out the bones of the fables with bits of dialogue, elaboration, and description before concluding each one in the traditional way, with a moral. Nicely composed and often richly colored, the illustrations add immensely to the book's appeal. An appended note, called Aunt Isa's Bookshelf, takes readers into the past to watch a girl named Margaret (presumably the author as a child) encountering Aesop's fables for the first time, in a book without pictures or conversations, and thinking, They don't seem like stories. I'm sure I could make them more exciting than this. Many lively, illustrated editions of Aesop's fables are available, but larger libraries will want to include this attractive collection among them.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Fables, English.
Publisher Oxford :Lion Children's,2011
Contributors Hall, Amanda.
Language English
Description 126 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780745962009 (hbk.)
0745962009 (hbk.)
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