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The North Wind and the Sun: A Fable by La Fontaine
(Franklin Watts, 1964)
A beautiful book in excellent condition. Wildsmith's best illustrations of the three books of his that I have. The question of the bet is Let's both try [to] blow it off his back. What nonsense! Complete with an ...
The Hare and the Tortoise
(Oxford University Press, 1982)
Lively pictures in the Wildsmith style. The story is much expanded (from La Fontaine even?): the fox and the owl debate, and the rooster starts the race. I could well use a picture or two from this edition in a lecture.
The Lion and the Rat: A Fable by La Fontaine.
(Oxford University Press, 1963)
This big book is an excellent format for Wildsmith's large and colorful work. There are several good illustrations--of the lion hunting and of the animals rushing to see--but I do not find the quality of the art sustained. ...
Dame Cigale et Dame Fourmi
(Kenworthy Educational Service, 1970)
Very pleasant little sideways pamphlet. The series' purpose is to learn by having fun. The presentation and version both help to that end. The figures are lively. The best may be 14's image of the cricket washing clothes ...
The North Wind and the Sun: A Fable by La Fontaine.
(Oxford University Press, 1964)
Even the paperback is a beautiful book in this case! See my comments on the original hardbound edition under 1964.
The Miller, the Boy and the Donkey
(Oxford University Press, 1969)
This 1984 printing has changed from the original book in 1969. The cover material and layout have changed. The paper quality has improved. The printing site has changed from Austria to Hong Kong. Let me repeat my ...
La Liebre y las Ranas
(Melhoramentos de São Paolo, 1988)
Twelve stiff pages offer a version in general contact with LaFontaine's story. This version greatly reduces the hare's self-reflection. The inciting incident is also not a sound but the rabbit's seeing himself in the ...
La Liebre y la Tortuga
(MelbooksMelhoramentos de São Paolo, 1988)
Twelve stiff pages offer considerable elaboration of LaFontaine's story. We hear of a monkey, armadillo, and jaguar before the race is ever mentioned. I have one other, La Liebre y las Ranas (1988), in the set of eight.
The Cricket and the Ant: Fable by de La Fontaine.
(Grandreams Ltd., 1986)
The book builds off of a fascinating concept: a second, longer story echoes the lesson of the fable. Here the fairy Elvira is sad over enjoy now Pixie Redbeard, angry with him, and deaf to his request. I could not ...
The Lion and the Rat: A Fable by La Fontaine
(Franklin Watts, 1963)
I presumed that I already had a copy of this book but could use a good copy. To my surprise, I have two unusual copies -- a library binding and a paperback -- but not a normal copy. This book was first sold by I. Magnin, ...