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dc.contributor.authorNo Authoren_US
dc.contributor.illustratorIllustrations de Martin Jarrieen_US
dc.identifier.other10205 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractHere are forty-three fables presented by an artist I have enjoyed twice elsewhere. The book's unusual shape (6½ x 10¾) is the first clue that it is going to present traditional material in a fresh way. Almost every presentation involves two pages and clever positioning of a few key images. GA (10-11) presents an ant with a sack of grain on his back marching across the page above a grasshopper moving upwards with a guitar on his back: character, load, and direction are all different. FC presents a cheese with its owner's name struck through and changed from Corbeau to Renard (12-13). WS shows a stork with a scissors for a head beside an x-ray of a wolf's digestive tract with the bone lodged down the throat (22-23). The spilt milk of MM is blotting out drawings of hens, pig, and cow (30-31). The surreal style fits the approach perfectly. Sometimes I have no idea why an object is presented the way Jarrie presents it; other times it is perfect. The bull in OF holds the frog by a tether as though the latter were a helium-filled balloon (32-33). Maybe best of all is The Rat and the Elephant (50-51). The elephant is segmented to make room for the text. Between the elephant's legs, mostly hidden from us, a cat reaches out a paw for the minuscule rat under the elephant's big belly. For sheer fun, try The Lion Defeated by a Man (78-79). The book has a place-holding ribbon, a short life of both La Fontaine and of Jarrie, and a helpful glossary of unusual language in the fables. This book fulfills its rear cover's promise of a fresh entry into a fabulous zoological park. Bravo, Jarrie!en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJean de La Fontaine; Benoit Marchonen_US
dc.publisherBayard Éditionsen_US
dc.subject.lccPZ24.2.L3Fab 2014en_US
dc.titleFables de La Fontaine: Une Anthologie proposée par Benoit Marchonen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationMontrouge, Franceen_US
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_US
dc.acquired.locationGibert Josephen_US
dc.cost.otherCost: €11.60en_US
dc.cost.usCost: $15.36en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.subject.local1Jean de La Fontaineen_US

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