Twelve fascinating animal tales presented by an unbeatable team.
Aesop's fables are as wise and true today as they were more than 2,600 years ago. Now, distinguished author Doris Orgel retells these timeless stories for the next generation. A brave little mouse extracts a thorn from a lion's paw, steady tortoise beats cocky hare in a footrace, a boy cries wolf too many times.... Elegantly and economically told against a backdrop of expressive, detailed illustrations, this gift book presents Aesop's kindly lessons for today's children in a book sure to become an essential addition to any youngster's library. Each story is accompanied by an interesting fact about Aesop and his time; these build to an accessible history of the legendary figure.
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Doris Orgel is the renowned children's book author of The Devil in Vienna. She is particularly well known for her retellings. Her book We Goddesses was published by DK Ink in Fall 1999. She lives in New York City.
Bert Kitchen has published many books for children, including And So They Build and the Animal Lives series. He has won numerous awards, including first prize in the International Graphics Award at Bologna in 1988.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 4-Pairing a master of lifelike animal illustration with an expert reteller of ancient Greek folklore and mythology results in a strikingly attractive volume that should find a place in every collection. In addition to such widely known fables as "The Mice and the Cat (Belling the Cat)" and "The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf," lesser-known tales such as "The Lion and the Man" and "The Monkey and the Dolphin" have been included. Each of the 12 selections is presented on a double-page spread illustrated by a beautifully detailed watercolor accompanied by elegant, large typography and surrounded by white space and a narrow color border. Orgel's brief retellings, which use short sentences and simple language, are suitable for reading aloud. Her omission of morals at the end of the fables may trouble some purists but also makes this volume particularly well suited to discussion. Side boxes with small illustrations and brief snippets of information about life in Aesop's era add additional interest, as does the introduction to fables and Aesop. An excellent choice for any collection.
Ginny Gustin, Sonoma County Library System, Santa Rosa, CA
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