Fables from Aesop

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Viking, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Lynch retells fourteen of Aesop's best-loved tales -- from the tortoise and the hare to the fox and the lion -- illustrating each with amazing handmade fabric collages featuring interesting materials, textures, and borders.

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I really loved this book, it was so much better than I expected. This book is full of old fables that the author has brought back with new twist. My favorite version that the author includes is "The ... Read full review

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Fables from Aesop by Tom Lynch Illustrated with bright, fabric-collage art, this collection presents thirteen classic fables that are commonly attributed to Aesop. The front dust-jacket flap maintains ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Though many modern scholars dispute his existence, Aesop's life was chronicled by first century Greek historians who wrote that Aesop, or Aethiop, was born into Greek slavery in 620 B.C. Freed because of his wit and wisdom, Aesop supposedly traveled throughout Greece and was employed at various times by the governments of Athens and Corinth. Some of Aesop's most recognized fables are The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, and The Ant and the Grasshopper. His simple but effective morals are widely used and illustrated for children.

Lynch, in addition to being a successful painter, he is a natural teacher who is especially intuitive in developing his students' individual needs.

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