The McElderry book of Aesop's fables
Margaret K. McElderry Books, May 31, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 96 pages
Ancient Aesop swings into the twenty-first century in this bright new collection of twenty-one favorite fables. Here are all the classic tales: the greedy dog who loses his bone to his own reflection in the water; the little mouse who pays back the grand lion in a big, big way; and the shepherd's son who thinks it's a good joke to cry "Wolf!" just to see the villagers come running. And, of course, there's that arrogant hare and his racing partner, the slow but steady tortoise.
Michael Morpurgo's lively language gives each tale a fresh feel that's perfect for reading aloud and sharing. Emma Chichester Clark's radiant illustrations are bursting with bold colors and cheerful characters. Together they have created a modern classic brimming with fun, which children will enjoy reading and laughing over again and again.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing
A collection of twenty-one classic fables from Aesop, retold by the talented Michael Morpurgo, described on the dust-jacket flap as the "children's laureate of Britain." Here the reader will encounter ... Read full review
THE MCELDERRY BOOK OF AESOP'S FABLESUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Morpurgo offers 21 old fables, plus a trenchant new one of his own by way of introduction, all written in an informal tone—" ‘There you are, said Mouse.' ‘I told you I'd pay you back, didn't I?' ‘A ... Read full review