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Medicated Fables for Mice & Men
A book about which one can wonder whether it was worth the printing. Three of these less-than-outstanding stories are Aesopic: The City Mouse and Arrowsmith, The Busy Ants and the Lazy Crickets, and GGE.
Chantefables et Chantefleurs de Robert Desnos
(Editions Gründ, 1995)
This book represents an expansion of an earlier find, 30 Chantefables pour les enfants sages from Gründ in 1944. Let me include some of my comment from that book: The title here is unfortunately creative, at least for our ...
Belling the Tiger
(Harper & Row, 1961)
A delightful kids' picture book. It is a kind of second-generation literature that actually quotes the Aesopic fable. Two mice end up belling a tiger and scaring an elephant and come home stronger mice for it all. ...
(Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1931)
This first edition lacks the frontispiece-illustration, author's signature, gold leaf endpapers, and pretty covers of the signed, limited edition listed under the same title, date, and publisher. See my comments there.
(Dover Publications Inc.,, 1876)
A curious book of 181 stories. Of interest for the history of fable are: the wild Christian applications after the stories; the use of the terms apologue and fable ; and the contemporizing of Socrates, Alexander, ...
Animal Crackers: A Bestial Lexicon
(Penguin BooksViking Press, 1983)
A delightful and well researched reference work that is exhaustive--though often inconclusive--in chasing animal phrases back to their origins. Perfect for reading a few pages a day. The Animal Name Index promised ...
Topsell's Histories of Beasts
I include this curious volume in my collection because of its use of Aesop, sometimes attributed and sometimes not, among the wide variety of material Topsell (1572-1675?) employs. Aesop is used for the descriptions of ...
A wonderful addition to the history of the political fable. Several Aesopic fables are directly alluded to: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, OF, and The Bear and the Bees. The drawings are lively and seem very pointed, ...
Scrooge and the Golden Eggs
The first surprise as I examined this book is that it does not belong to the Walt Disney Fun-To-Read Library, though the book matches in format and approach the three volumes I have in that series (1986), also done by ...
The Fox at the Manger
A curiously fetching tale of a woman with three children during the first postwar Christmas in London. In the setting of their (ungiven) Christmas gifts to the child in the crib, she tells the tale. On 48 there are ...