. Franklin Watts . London/NY
PZ8.2.A254 1971 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is a remnant of the 60's and 70's. This is a landscape-formatted book with a two-page spread for each of seventeen fables; Mercury and the Woodman (26) gets double-length, including two full-page illustrations, and MSA (40) gets triple-length.. The texts, to judge from the first three, are slightly modified versions of James' fables. The boy who cries Wolf! does it with success only once or twice here (10) as opposed to twice or thrice in James' version. In each case, the right-hand page is a full-page collage of colorful materials presenting the story or at least one dramatic scene from it. The illustration for DS (7) includes several different colorful illustrations of food. The illustration for The Drowning Boy (23) is good old-time fun: all we see of the boy is a pair of arms reaching out from the water. Do not miss The Bald Knight (31).