Aesop's Fables: The Vain Crow and other stories
. Dreamland Publications . Delhi
DRMLND 2 .
PZ8.2.A254 1997 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is an 8½ x 11 presentation of five fables. In BF, King Lion wants to appoint a Chief Minister, and that desire grounds the competition. The pictures never show the crow with more than one feather, although the text underscores the removal of feathers one by one. The king actually appoints the crow, and then the other birds react. The Sparrow and the Farmer inserts a sparrow where many versions have a lark. Though she has three chicks in the text, there are always just two in the nest in the pictures. The crow in The Crow and the Swan has a white vest. In GGE, the man and wife build a big new house for themselves, furnish it in style, buy new clothes, and save a good deal of money. They must have collected eggs for many days! The last of the stories is The Lion and the Hare. In the text the lion is carrying the hare, still living, in his mouth; in the pictures he seems to hold it dead in his paws.