Mr Aesop's Story Shop
“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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
MR. AESOP'S STORY SHOPUser 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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