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Fontaine's Fables, With Which Are Included Aesop's Fables.
(Small Maynard & Company,, 1922)
This book has some fascinating features among its forty-three fables from LaFontaine (through 75) and its fifty-four from Aesop. There is never more than one fable to a page. The LaFontaine portion seems to me to represent ...
The Lion and the Mouse: An Aesop's Fable.
(Millbrook Press, 1995)
A very nice sideways book with the thickest pages I have encountered in a book in a long time. The art work is all black-and-white--perhaps charcoal? The story is told with dignity and sensitivity throughout. Some ...
The Wolf in Sheep's skin
This version turns out to be fascinating. The illustrations present a skin that covers only the trunk of the wolf's body, like a blanket or poncho. Much of the story loses its point, I believe, if the fable is presented ...
The Rat and the Frog
The first surprise in this presentation is to find the rat having punched out the frog on the bank on the cover of the booklet. This version has the rat trying to force the frog to be his ferryman across the river. Then ...
The Lion and his Breath
This lion's breath is bad from eating animals. The lamb and wolf make the standard negative and positive answers. After the smell of wolf's blood brings him to the lion, the fox escapes by claiming that a cold has robbed ...
The Naughty boys and the Frog
We would usually expect the plural in this title. In this version, a young frog steps forward before the boys can throw anything. He announces that what they are about to do may be fun for them but is not fun for the ...
The Lion and the Boar
The two fight over first rights to a water-hole but yield to each other when they see vultures waiting to eat the victim. United we stand, devided we fall (sic). [x]
The Cat and the Fox
This cat is blue and yellow! The fox here is just offering to show the cat one or two of his tricks when a tiger approaches. The fox can not make up his mind which of his thousand tricks, he will use to escape. The fox ...
The Foxes and the Sheep Dogs
At least in this form, this fable is new to me. The foxes lure the sheep dogs into joining them. When they finally do, the foxes turn on them and devour them. Those who cannot be trusted deserve to be treated badly.
The Sick Lion
Curiously, this version shows paw-prints as the fox speaks, from a distance, with the lion. The text says only that he looks closely at the ground in front of the lion's den without mentioning (or letting him mention) ...