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Aesop's Fables.

Aesop's Fables

Michael Rosen, author

Talleen Hacikyan, illustrator

Tradewind Books

202-1807 Maritime Mews, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H 3W7

Orca Book Publishers (distributors)

P.O. Box 468, Custer, WA 98240

9781896580814, $16.95, www.orcabooks.ca

Here are modern idiomatic, fantastically illustrated retellings of familiar fables like Dog and Wolf, Fox and Grapes, Crow and Fox, Lion, Fox and Wolf, Wolf and Lamb, Mouse and Lion, Frog and Bull, Cockerel, Dog and Fox, Mosquito, Lion and Spider, fir Tree and Thornbush, The Axe and the Trees, Partridge and the Fighting Cocks, and the Town Mouse and Country Mouse. Each tale and moral is retold in a refreshing vernacular that allows the good old bones of the tale to shine directly through. The stunning, vivid portraits on dark backgrounds persuade the animal character teachers to new life. Perfect for children age 9-11, "Aesop's Fables" is a modern revisitation of a beloved classic for generations to come.

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Title Annotation:The Folktale/Fairytale Shelf
Publication:Children's Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Sep 1, 2013
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