Book design and illustration by Triska Paul
. Jostens Learning Corporation . San Diego
xPZ8.2.A254Pa 1992 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is an extra copy of this book in good condition. This book is in an unusual almost-square format (8¼" x 8"). It contains three fables (BW, CP, and TH) with pleasant and lively colored illustrations. The covers and borders offer a pleasing synthesis of green, gold, and grape. The illustrations include good statements coming out of characters' mouths and written on their banners. I had found a copy earlier that had holes punched into the three-staple binding. It is a pleasure to find a good copy. Found with this good copy is a very large version, about 16" square. As I mention there, perhaps the best illustration has the townsfolk glaring at the joker shepherd boy on the page of his second "trick." CP has an unusual moral: "Never give up. There's always a way." At the same time as I found these copies on eBay, I found large and smaller copies of LM in the same style. This edition is unusual for its times, I believe, in that it proclaims that it is printed on recycled paper. Text ©1965 Western Publishing Company.