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Mini Treasure Chest of Great Fairy Tales III Book 4
(Tormont Publications, 1991)
The back cover lists the six stories in this 16-page pamphlet: "The Three Wishes"; "The Hole that Was Too Narrow"; "The Princess and the Pea"; "The Hare and the Tortoise"; "The Fox and the Grapes"; and "The Elves and the ...
Mini Treasure Chest of Great Fairy Tales III Book 2
(Tormont Publications, 1991)
The back cover lists the four stories in this 16-page pamphlet: "The Emperor's New Clothes"; "The Golden Fish"; "The Book of Spells"; and "The Hare and the Elephant." In "The Emperor's New Clothes" the emperor is a funny, ...
Endangered Species and Other Fables with a Twist.
(Stemmer House Publishers, 1979)
This book easily vaults into the first rank, with Calder and Levine, for interest and wit. The tales are twisted (sometimes a la Bierce): the grasshopper has joined a rock group, and the ant gets angry. Among the best: ...
Select Fables with cuts, designed and engraved by Thomas and John Bewick, and others, previous to the year 1784: together with a Memoir; and a descriptive Catalogue of the works of Messrs. Bewick
(Baldwin Cradock, and Joy,Printed by S. Hodgson for Emerson Charnley et al, 1820)
One of the stars of my collection. See my comments on the 1975 facsimile. Excellent wood engravings here in a book I am thrilled to have found. After seeing reprints, it is so wonderful to see the original! Some pencil ...
Aesop's Fables/Greek Myths/Bible Stories.
(Si-Sa-Mun-Hwa-SaSisa Munhwasa, 1978)
Ten fables with Korean footnotes, many with clever Checkup exercises at the bottom of the page. The tellings and the art are both traditional, apparently borrowed from a standard source (not Jacobs). The illustration ...
(Hagy¿¿nsaHak-Yon-Sa Publishing Company, 1976)
One simple illustration for each of the twenty fables, which include several (35-42) non-Aesopic stories. The wolf does not eat the lamb (11). There are English Helps to Study after the fables. Both the texts and ...
The Golden Axe/Two Grateful Magpies
(Si-sa-yong-o-sa, Inc, 1985)
A very pleasing book. The Golden Axe is Aesopic (though never acknowledged here as such) and nicely elaborated and illustrated for this culture. Dokbo lives in a village tucked away in the mountains. The artist ...
Child's Own Fable Book
(Leavitt & Allen, 1870)
This fat little book will delight those tracking fable publication. A frontispiece from Weir introduces a book with Thomas James' 1848 introduction placed (Theddington Vicarage) but not signed. James' 203 fables in I ...
Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others
(1784: T. Saint/1878: Longmans, Green, 1776)
Lovely, if sometimes simple, wood engravings. The best may be TT and DS. This is apparently an early work of Bewick's, not to be confused with the classic 1818 edition. Tripartite AI at the back.
Fables by G. Washington Aesop (Outside and Inside Cover: Out of the World).
(The World, 1878)
A very funny little book, most like Bierce in its sardonic and surprising treatment of the fables. There is also a touch of Thurber here. The illustrations are delightful, particularly for a cheap little book. The two ...