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Country Mouse and Town Mouse/The Monkey King
Here a hunter (a Black African) gets the monkey king. Good lively cartoon work in the Disney tradition. The righthand pages are full illustrations, while those on the left present text with one telling symbol. The English ...
A Donkey in Lion's Disguise/A Wolf and a Lamb/The Bear and the Travelers
The raccoon discovers the lion-clad donkey. The lamb needs time to digest. The moral works from the lamb, not the wolf: this was a bad choice. One traveler is so fat that he cannot climb the tree. Good lively cartoon ...
Aesop: Tales of Aethiop the African, Volume I.
(Flying Lion Press: Sea Island Information Group, 1989)
A curious book that badly needs an editor. Punctuation, grammar, and spelling mistakes abound. Even pagination is a mystery: the two-page introduction that starts on ii is followed by a preface listed as on iii. The ...
Fabeln des Äsop
This Insel-book from 1980 offers an opportunity for comparison with the Insel Verlag publication of the same number from the 1930's or just earlier. I have it listed under 1933?. I note the following changes. The covers ...
(Editores Mexicanos Unidos, 1985)
Straightforward presentation of 159 of Aesop's fables with primitive but engaging dot drawings. The collection is preceded by a prologue and followed by a T of C. The book is almost a replica of the same publisher's ...
(Fernand Nathan Éditeur, 1983)
Here is the French version of the 1981 original by Viking Penguin. Of course I found it in Germany! As I wrote of the English original, this book is lavish and well done. Holder's illustrations catch each of the nine ...
(The Franklin Library, 1982)
A pretty but, I would say, misguided book. The thirty or so engravings from Grandville are very well presented. The putting together of Grandville, who illustrated LaFontaine, with two translators of Aesop has its problems. ...
(Easton Press, 1985)
This book seems identical, except for the publisher and the binding, with the 1985 Holt original. If anything, the illustrations here are even sharper than they are there. There is a ribbon to help you remember your place.
(Editorial Limusa, 1989)
See 1975 and then 1986/89 for Fabulas: Felix Maria Samaniego, the latter most closely paralleling this book with seven full-page colored illustrations, identified on the reverse. 257 fables after a short introduction and ...
A Hundred Fables of Aesop
(Omega Books, 1984)
This book is almost perfectly identical with one published by Gallery Books in the same year. My suspicion is that Gallery had the American contract and Omega the British contract. As I wrote then, this book puts together ...