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The Garden of Joys
A delightful book in three sections. The last two sections tell Joha stories and give isolated proverbs: both seem good and lively. The first section mixes fables and anecdotes of good humor, frequently salty. There ...
(Librairie P. Ducrocq, 1885)
A surprise sitting on the kids' shelf. Actually fifty-one fables from seventeen fabulists, most brief and illustrated with nice vignettes. The best art is of the ass and the thieves (13), GGE (28), the travellers and the ...
The ten books betray a heavy Protestant moralizing ethic. Each of the ten books has about six full-page illustrations in very good condition. Six verse fables make up the third book: LM, The Birds in Council (who want ...
Childcraft: The How and Why Library.
(Field Enterprieses Educational Corp.Field Enterprises Educational Corp., 1973)
Compare the five fables (76-84) here with those in the parallel 1964 edition. They occupy exactly the same pages, but two of the five fables have changed. BW and AD have replaced TMCM and FS. The held-over fables use ...
(California Dept. of EducationCalifornia State Department of Education, 1961)
This third-grade reader includes, as stories to be turned into plays, DM (170) and FC (172). Each is simply illustrated in color. Story Wagon (1960) is in the same series, though my copy is not a California edition.
The Baby's Story Book
(E.P. Dutton, 1985)
There are four fables among the fifteen stories in this collection, notable for the cuddly and stringy figures in its illustrations. The versions are good, simple, and careful. DS, for example, closes with this good ...
Aesop's Fables, Including Fables by Gay, La Fontaine, and Others
(Ward Lock and Company Limited, 1962)
This book seems to reproduce exactly The Book of Fables, published by Frederick Warne in New York in 1962; my copy is dated 1963. This volume from Ward Lock changes the title from The Book of Fables to Aesop's Fables, ...
Stories of Little Animals
(L. C. Page & Company, 1904)
Six Aesopic fables and one that reminds me of something from the Panchatantra: the fox gets the chickens off the limb by getting them dizzy (108). One story, LM (207), is told in unusual fashion. The mouse thinks about ...
Prose That Every Child Should Know
(Doubleday Page & Company,, 1908)
This strange book with wounded spine has many texts every child should know; I count about 218. It has several unusual features. The biggest of them is its early use of photography: on the cover, end papers, and ...
Stories to Tell to Children
(Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1907)
A fine collection of well-told stories gathered by an experienced storyteller. Bryant starts with good tips on storytelling for children, including Take your story seriously, Take your time, and Never admit a ...