Mr Aesop's Story Shop

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Lion Children's Books, Mar 21, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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   “My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell and stories to tell. Stop for a moment – and enjoy!”

    Bob Hartman uses all his skills as a storyteller to add humour, irony, action and clever dialogue to these new retellings of ten of Aesop's fables, which he has woven into an entertaining tale about a man who tells stories for a living.

    Included is a rich mix of familiar and less well-known tales selected for their relevance to the life of children today. Streetwise tricksters get their comeuppance, virtue is rewarded, and readers are shown the benefits of good behaviour - but with the Hartman touch these stories are far from being the typical moral tale.

    Animated, witty and characterful illustrations echo the flavour of the text.


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User Review  - bfried10 - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book for many different reasons. There is no main idea to this book because it is a collection of old folk tales. The best thing about this book is that at the end of every short ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

"My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell and stories to tell."This fresh approach to the classic collection makes a character of Aesop himself, talking ... Read full review


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BOB HARTMAN is a popular performance storyteller and author of the best-selling Lion Storyteller Bible and other titles in the Storyteller series, as well as several picture books including the hilarious Wolf Who Cried Boy. JAGO has worked with OUP, Usborne, Barefoot and Frances Lincoln. He is the illustrator of The Jesus Storybook Bible.


Veronica Zundel is an award-winning columnist, poet, and author. She is a member of the U.K.'s only Mennonite church, where she preaches regularly.



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