Hare and Tortoise Race to the Moon
. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. . NY
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Here is an extra copy of this book. This is a space-age twist on the popular Aesop's fable, as the dust-jacket proclaims. Hare stops off at places like the North Pole and the desert before he gets serious. After the contest, these two good friends hop on the moon--six times higher than they could on earth. The combination of fable and space travel is deliberately weird and off-putting, I think. The book makes a fine example of the strange places to which fable penetrates.