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dc.contributor.authorStephen, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.illustratorIllustrated by Helen Wheatonen_US
dc.identifier.other3358 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractA delightful large-format book that took some work to get. A casual inquiry at Dillon's uncovered the existence of this book; a call to Dillon's in Aberdeen and the British mail got it to me before our week's conference was over. Stephen has fun with the fables. One mouse, for example, declares that flushing the cat down the toilet would be inhumane (66)! There is a helpful Scots glossary at the end. TH gives a good example of Stephen's morals (15): Slow an steady's better progress/Than the fast, erratic pace;/An ye never ken the winner/Till the feenish o' the race. Good illustrations feature: the hare and tortoise all decked out, including the hare's sneakers and the tortoise's tam o' shanter (9); the surrealistic, modern, disturbing astronomer in the road-work ditch; the frogs playing on their log king (33), wearing kilts and swimsuits and sitting at a frog-dimensioned cocktail table. Some stories are different: an old chairman-of-the-board mouse recommends belling the cat; The Traveller and the River (30) seems to make a fable out of a proverb; FG (52) becomes a short story (five pages long) of difficult travels with a different moral. The grapes may actually be sour when you reach them!en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityRetold by Robert Stephenen_US
dc.publisherAulton Pressen_US
dc.subject.lccPZ8.2.S74 Fab 1987en_US
dc.titleThe Fables of Aesop in Scots Verseen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationPeterhead, Scotlanden_US
dc.acquired.locationDillon's, Glasgowen_US
dc.cost.usCost: $18.90en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.fables.otherExtra copy: 9210en_US

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