The Boy Who Cried Wolf
. Albert Whitman & Company . Chicago
PZ7.E888 Bo 1960 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This presentation continues Evans' work with Whitman, found also in BS ('62/'66) and MM ('59). This telling of the story does a good job filling out concrete details. Young Peter lived with his poor grandfather, and all they owned was the flock of sheep. As shepherd, Peter looked down from the hill and saw people in the town active working, playing, fishing, and going to market. He ran down the hill and called A wolf! Everyone ran to the hill. When they arrived, he laughed and laughed and said it was all a joke. He played the trick successfully a second time a few days later. Not long afterwards, the wolf appeared. This time the town folk did not believe Peter. The wolf killed most of the boy's flock, and the other sheep ran away and were never seen again. The people of the town themselves utter the moral, that a liar will not be believed even if telling the truth. Alternating spreads of black-and-white and colored pages greet the reader.