. Golden Pleasure Books . London
PZ8.2.T474 1962 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This booklet presents two irregularities or anomalies. First, it is missing four pages at its center. WL seems just to have ended, and we find ourselves suddenly on the last page of The Wolf Who Became a Shepherd. The second anomaly grows out of the fact that this edition acknowledges that it is a translation by arrangement with Librairie Hachette. The book in question seems to be La Fontaine: Fables from Hachette in 1953. Three of that book's four stories are presented here, including the exact same pictures. The anomaly is that that book proclaims Imagées par Romain Simon, while this has Pictures by Pierre Probst. The texts for what we have here follow La Fontaine's versions. As I say concerning that book, of the simple, lively colored illustrations, two stand out for me. Both illustrate MSA. The former, on the title-page, shows a disgruntled father with a happy child as both sit on the beast. The latter, on the last page, pictures the two flanking the beast and walking arm-in-arm with it. Now all three are happy!