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(Dilek Matbaası, 1990)
Here is an 80-page children's paperback in very poor condition. Just enough remains of the title-page to know that it was published in Istanbul in 1990. There are no internal illustrations. If there was a T of C, it ...
The three wishes
This story has migrated into this fable-collection from elsewhere; note the tree fairy and the three magic wishes. A tree tells the woodcutter that it is a woodland fairy and will offer three wishes if uncut. The three ...
The Jay and the Nightingale
This fable is new to me. It is told, at least generally, in past tenses. The jays' screaming was very anonymous (sic) because their voice was so ugly. But they thought their song was beautiful. They went to the eagle ...
The Old Man and a Silly Donkey
This donkey has an enlarged and disproportioned head. He looks like one of Bennett's humans with an animal head. The title does not mention the lap-dog that plays a major part in this fable. The picture attempting to ...
The Merchant and His Friend
This is the Panchatantra story of The Iron-Eating Rat, narrated in the past. It contains another prize-winning clause: he thought it should be wised to put someone taking a look iron stored in his home. In this version, ...
The man and The lion
Great facial expressions, especially after the quarreling begins. Many illustrations include cute little critters around the central action. The moral takes refuge in the generic: Judge not according to what we see.
The crow and The snake
Borrowed from The Panchatantra, this story fills key roles with a prince and his two golden bracelets. Mrs. Crow is the mastermind here. There is no chase, but rather a search. The prince's people never know that the ...
The Dragon in the Moon
Aesop here borrows from La Fontaine, since this is the story about the telescope with a fly stuck to its lens. Does it help the presentation of this story to show an illustration of a fly from its first description?
Aisopou Mythoi: Aesop's Fables and His Life
(George Rangaves, Artisan, 1991)
This has to be one of the more curious books in this collection. First of all, the book breaks between Aesop's life and his fables for a brief presentation, with two pasted-in colored photographs, of Holy Week celebrations ...
The Tortoise and the Hare
(Aladdin PaperbacksSimon & Schuster, 1998)
This is a fine little reader for those beginning to read. Both Miles and Meisel put plenty of good helps into the story, down to the initial letters on each of the competitors' shirts. Cheering insects hold encouraging ...