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Harry and Shellburt
A delightful little book heavy on greens for watching and for eating. This is second generation Aesop: the original tale is told and then re-enacted in a new way. A stick in the road is meant to give Harry a wake up ...
John J. Plenty and Fiddler Dan
(J.B. Lippincott, 1963)
Found after several years of looking. The poetry and story are both excellent. John's sister fell in love with Dan, and they married. John waited and fasted, never sure he had enough; he starved himself through the ...
Here is another charming kids' reader with pleasant illustrations. See the companion in the series, La Souris des Villes et la Souris des Champs, which I have listed under 1980? Madame Félicité Fourmi is the concierge ...
The Lion and the Mouse.
(Ernest Benn, 1979)
Delightful single-frame pictures. I would love to use one or two of them if I get a chance to present the story. This book presents a different moral from most for this fable: a change in circumstance makes the strong ...
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.
(Troll Associates, 1979)
Cute but simple figures. Many of the drawings lack color and definition.
The Donkey and the Lapdog
(The Wright Group, 1986)
Number 11 in the series. I am doing what I can to find the full set of these eighteen pamphlets. Biro's work is always lively, and this is a fine sixteen-page presentation. Biro is particularly good at giving this donkey ...
Androcles and the Lion
(Faber and Faber Ltd, 1971)
A great find in a store on Charing Cross Road that did not think they had any Aesop. The faces are excellently portrayed throughout. The story uses thumbs up well; it serves rightly in the cover picture. Excellent ...
Wie die Maus den Loewen rettete
(Artemis Verlag, 1979)
Very well done, with beautiful detailed illustrations. A good example of contemporary work with a single fable (and in another language).
a Fox & a Sick Lion
(Corydon Press, Indiana University, 1944)
A beautifully executed and preserved piece of work. L'Estrange's version is typically direct and involving. Low's colored wood-cut is bold and dramatic. For more of his work, see Harvest of World Folk Tales (1949/55).
The North Wind and the Sun: A Fable by La Fontaine
(Franklin Watts, 1964)
A beautiful book in excellent condition. Wildsmith's best illustrations of the three books of his that I have. The question of the bet is Let's both try [to] blow it off his back. What nonsense! Complete with an ...