The Boy Who Cried Wolf and the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs
. Award Publications Limited . London
BAW 6 .
PZ8.2.B57 By 2002 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This volume belongs to a set of eight large 8½ x 9½ pamphlets, each containing one longer and one shorter story illustrated by Biro. Each page contains a head-line which repeats above the illustration part of what will be written just below it on the same page. Apparently this method is meant to offer help to the intended audience of first readers, mentioned on the back cover. The setting is clearly from the Arabic world, as one notes in the turbans and minarets. In BW here, the boy does not laugh out loud after the first deception. The second day, the townsmen see the boy laughing and realize his deception. Biro's wolf, when he does appear, is terror-inspiring! The wolf eats all the sheep. GGE contains the great line after they have cut the goose open to find the gold inside: But the goose was full of goose. The accompanying illustration has the man holding the back end and the wife the front end of the split goose.