Aesop's Fables Book 1
. Arora Book Company . New Delhi, India Manila
PZ8.2.A254 2000e (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
MetadataShow full item record
Twenty-three numbered fables in a 4¾ x 7 paperback, each fable taking two pages that include one colored illustration. There is a T of C at the front. The illustrations are better conceived and executed than is often the case in children's books I have found from India. Good examples include DLS (13), The Father and His Daughters (17), and The Fox and the Woodcutter (25). The cover illustration here refers to a fable I may not have seen before, The Hare and the Fox (27). The hare asks the fox if he really is cunning, or whether his victims are simply foolish. The fox says that he finds the question interesting and would like to discuss it with the hare over dinner. When the hare arrives, he notices quickly that, while the table is set, there is no food on it. He quickly runs off! The host fox has a knife in a holster around his waist. In The Viper, the Frogs and the Water Snake (45), the frogs support their friend the viper by cheering. After he wins, they ask for their share of the spoils. He whistles for them and explains that he is repaying them in the same way in which they had helped him. There are six pages of colored advertisements at the back.