Androcles and the Lion
. Advance Publishing . Houston, TX ,
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PZ8.S4187 An 2014 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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The back cover advertises this and the other books of this series as award-winning motivational character-building picture books. The overall series, Sommer-Time Story Series, has won over forty national awards. The front cover promises fun but mentions also citizenship, appreciation, and fairness. This version of the story takes time to show the harshness of Androcles' life as a slave. When he thinks of running away, others caution him that he will be fed to the lions. When both Androcles and the lion are freed, Androcles spends his time talking with people about the abolition of slavery. Always be thankful and appreciate your freedom. The art is realistic, as befits a fable about human beings. This particular series, Sommer-Time Story Classics, contains some twelve fable books. This library edition has a cloth reinforced binding and is very sturdy. There are also video and read-along versions of these books with sound effects, and there are free online helps too.