. Book Club . Kolkata, India
PA3855.E5 D37 2009 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This small-format (4¾ x 7) paperback book of 128 pages is in a series with two others that I have, Stories from the Panchatantra and Moral Stories. Editors differ for each volume but the artists for both the interior and the cover remain the same. There are here some thirty-two fables, each with a full-page black-and-white line drawing. Some also have a smaller detail from that page in a circle. The stories are mostly recognizable Aesopic fables. This may be the first time that I have seen TMCM referred to as The City Mouse and the Village Mouse (41). DW here becomes The Fox and the Dog (73). The typos continue to occur in this volume, as they had in the other volumes. Notice, for example, upto on 67 and servent on 97, followed by servant on 98. Stories new to me include The Foolish Fox and the Tortoise (93); The Dog's Tail (97); Unwanted Advice (100); Four Friends and the Lion (115); and The Goat and the Monkey (123). The illustration for The Young Mouse, the Cat and the Cock (90) gives a good idea of the quality of illustrations here. The Twin Frogs here (105) is the same story as The Two Frogs in Moral Stories but the two versions and illustrations differ. A colored illustration of CP is on the cover of this paperback.