The Magic Story Tree
. Platt & Munk . NY ,
PZ8.M282 1964 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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The five fables here are all reprints from earlier Platt & Munk publications, including The Road in Storyland (1932). Three Platt and Munk booklets (1939?) also contained these stories. This edition, like the 1932/52 reprint of The Road in Storyland, colors in all of the pictures and drops the first full-page picture for The Rooster and the Fox. It also (apparently for the first time) changes the titles of two pieces: from How Brother Rabbit Fooled the Whale and the Elephant to Brother Rabbit and the Mighty Animals and from The Little Turtle That Could Not Stop Talking to Little Green Talking Turtle. The two other fables included are The Elephant and the Monkey and TMCM. I find the Hollings' work attractive, and am happy to find this nostalgic throwback.