Now showing items 1651-1660 of 1719
The Tailess Fox
This version presents itself differently. The other foxes note that he has no tail as soon as he returns to their company, and they ask him about it. He responds that he cut it off. Another fox comments that he has just ...
The Hare and the Tortoise
When the tortoise suggests a race, the hare leaps about excitedly, asks Can we start now? and starts down the road without waiting for an answer. With this sort of start, it is hard for me to understand how both a sign-post ...
The Troublesome Boar
This fable is new and strange to me. This boar makes a nuisance of himself, but no other animals will join the mouse in standing up against him. Then the boar happens to run into a loaded cross-bow and to discharge it ...
The Fox and the Goat
This well looks like a pond to me. The bright idea spread declares clearly that the fox conceives his plan to escape as soon as the goat asks about the quality of the water. The fox does not present a plan to the goat; ...
The Fox and the Monkey
See the comment before Series 1 on the original (?) version of this story, apparently done out-of-series. The monkey in this presentation has great facial expressions! The simple are easily deceived--has this saying lost ...
The Monkey and the Turtle
Again, new to me. The monkey jumps off the turtle's back before the latter reaches the farther shore with all its fruit. The current carries the monkey away. Haste makes waste.
The Ass, the Fox and the Lion
The art style does a nice job of presenting the ass in the background as the fox approaches the lion.
Fables of Aesop and Others Translated into English with Instructive Applications and One Hundred and Ninety-Eight Illustrations
(Derby & Jackson, 1857)
This copy seems identical with -- but is in better condition than -- our copy of the 1859 edition from Derby and Jackson. I will repeat some of my observations from there. This is one of many cheap reprintings with new ...
The Ant and the Grasshopper: A Retelling of Aesop's Fable
(Picture Window Books, 2004)
This book is 6 x 8½ and has 24 pages. The illustrations were painted with watercolor. The story is well told. Text and illustrations make for a lively telling of the fable. There is no ultimate resolution here. The ...
(Cassell & Company Ltd.,, 1893)
The illustrations are good, though not quite as good as in the Swedish edition I found earlier this summer. There is a list of illustrations on xi, and an AI at the back. A note at the end of the preface mentions that ...