Aesop's Fables Paperback – 8 Oct 2007
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Publishers WeeklyA host of anthologies gather favorites old and new...A dramatic image of the lion caught in the net as the mouse attempts to free him is especially effective. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information. Children's LiteratureColorful, whimsical illustrations depict people and animals in Ancient Greece as gracious and joyful. An engaging introduction to these timeless tales.
About the Author
Saviour Pirotta has written over 60 fiction and non-fiction books for children and his works have been translated into ten languages. He has a special interest in myths and traditional legends from around the world. He was born in Malta and is a trained chef. He is the author of Kingfisher's Around the World in 80 Tales (2007), illustrated by Richard Johnson. Richard Johnson graduated from Loughborough University School of Art and Design in 1999 and has been working as an illustrator ever since. Presented with the Silver Award for children's book illustration in Images 26, Richard has illustrated picture books for Chrysalis, Templar, OUP, Lion and HarperCollins, and is collaborating with Saviour Pirotta for Kingfisher again on Around the World in 80 Tales, publishing in November 2007.
Top Customer Reviews
At this price this is a fantastic bargain for a gift book, whose large format gives the illustrator Richard Johnson plenty of space to display his talents. My daughter not only loves listening to the stories over and over again but pores over every picture, finding new details every time. My only regret is that there are only eight stories in the book. We could have done with more. Perhaps Messrs Pirotta and Johnson could produce a sequel? We would certainly snap up a copy. If you're going to fork out for an Aesop, choose this one. You won't regret it.
For info this book includes the following fables: The Cat's Bell; The Lion and the Mouse; The Wolf and the Dog; The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs; The Fox and the Stork; The Tortoise and the Hare; The Frogs that Wanted a King; and, The Jay and the Peacocks