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dc.contributor.authorLa Fontaine, Jean deen_US
dc.contributor.authorLacasse, Anouken_US
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Sylvieen_US
dc.contributor.authorSenay, Katiaen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorLacasse, Anouken_US
dc.identifier.other9189 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractHere is a large-format (9 x 13) book presenting twenty fables with eight pages for each. The poetry text page at the beginning of each fable is formatted to look like a familiar old book with worn hinges. There are then prose texts along with the illustrations for each story. The colored art is done in broad strokes, sometimes taking a whole page, like the crow on 14, and sometimes smaller portions, like the mouse held by the lion on 19. The art might even be called primitive in the non-pejorative sense. Perrette goes through a significant sequence of emotions that are well pictured in MM (26-31). The artist gives us a good sense of La Fontaine's perception of the beginning of the TH race: the hare rests with a cocktail in a lawn chair while the race starts and the tortoise moves off (45). The frog in OF is a diminutive slender female who wants to put on weight. The ox recommends the balloon method to fill out, and she falls in love with the method! The approach of this art is especially appropriate, I believe, for TMCM, which is well presented (80-87). One of the best illustrations presents the wolf and lamb either as mirrored in the water or as seen from below the water-line (125). The front cover, the pre-title-page, and the back cover all bring together various characters from the fables in three different designs. Among the many big, inexpensive fable books that appear in France year after year, this is a favorite. T of C at the beginning.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilitySylvie Martinen_US
dc.publisherLes Éditions Coup d'oeilen_US
dc.subject.lccPZ24.2.L3 Fab 2011cen_US
dc.titleLes Fables de La Fontaineen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_US
dc.acquired.locationLisa Sheard, Hamilton, OH, through eBayen_US
dc.cost.usCost: $10.00en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.subject.local1Jean de La Fontaineen_US

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