Fiona Waters Aesop's Forgotten Fables

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Aesop's Forgotten Fables

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Another wonderful gift collection from the team behind the lovely Aesop's Fables

This anthology revitalizes 40 of Aesop's lesser-known fables, which have been rewritten by the talented anthologist Fiona Waters, and sumptuously illustrated by renowned artist Fulvio Testa. The collection includes fables such as The Fisherman and his Music, The Leopard and the Fox, The Eagle and the Arrow, The Astronomer, and The Wolf and the Goat.

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Fiona Waters is the editorial director of the largest independent book fair company in the UK and has written more than 80 children's books, including Don't Kiss the Frog! and The Kingfisher Treasury of Princess Stories. Fulvio Testa is one of Italy's most distinguished artists and illustrators and has had many exhibitions in the United States and Europe. He has illustrated books by authors such as Anthony Burgess. The previously collaborated on Aesop's Fables.

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In this follow-up to Aesop’s Fables (2010), Waters and Testa reunite to present a collection of 40 lesser-known fables, such as “The Peacock and the Crane” and “The Crow and the Pitcher.” Waters has rewritten each of Aesop’s works into an easily digested, one-page story ideal for browsers searching for the right material. The familiar framework of Aesop’s original is retained, with the moral of each tale stated in boldface at the end, but Waters makes it feel contemporary. The bright colors, uncluttered landscapes, and almost cartoonish humans of Testa’s whimsical illustrations are frequently wry—the tale of “The Peach, the Apple, and the Blackberry” features a laptop computer and what looks like a BlackBerry device. This combination of straightforward language and winking illustrations is a winning one that begs to be read aloud at either bedtime or in storytime and would be ideal in a classroom setting. Grades 2-4. --Magan Szwarek

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