The Eagle and the Man and Town Mouse and Country Mouse
. Award Publications Limited , Henry Holt .
BAW 7 .
PZ8.2.B57 Ea 2002 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This volume belongs to a set of eight large 8½ x 9½ pamphlets illustrated by Biro. Here the two stories are of about equal length. 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. Biro's style remains engaging. The man has released the eagle from the net in which he found him. Soon the eagle carries off the sleeping man's hat. The man wonders why, until he returns to the spot of his nap and finds that the old wall next to his sleeping place had fallen onto it. The country mouse in the second story lives in a ditch. In the city, a man sweeping in the larder calls the dog to catch the mice.