Children's Classics in Dramatic Form.
. Houghton Mifflin Company . Boston
PN6120.A5 S83 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Check the 1909 Book Two and the 1908 Book Three of the same series. Here eleven of the twenty-four stories are acknowledged as fables. There are twenty-two simple illustrations. Some things are different here. The hare asks the tortoise for a race (5). The lion and his mate discuss and execute a common strategy in The Tracks to the Den (44). The sky is the mother of both moon and stars (49). The Clever Cock (55) is new to me in this form, where the cock above gets the foxes beneath to wake up the dog by imitating church bells. In The Fairy and the Cat (69), the fairy changes the cat into a little girl to be a playmate for the princess. The book belonged to the Ashland, WI, board of education and was returned to them once in 1927 in fair condition. Many of the pages are slightly torn.