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Aesop's Fables

by Jerry Pinkney, reteller

Published by SeaStar Books, 2000
87 pages
ISBN: 1-58717-000-0

Ages 6 - 12

When children hear "sour grapes," or "cry wolf" or "town mouse and country mouse," do they recognize these phrases as originating in a fable by Aesop? The renowned artist Jerry Pinkney remembers the fables from his own childhood. Known worldwide for carefully rendered artwork of wildlife, Pinkney is the ideal artist to create new visual images for these classic, moral animal tales. This superb edition contains five dozen fables, showcasing Pinkney's colorful pencil and watercolor illustrations. He's an artist who can make all manner of wild creatures look and act like themselves, even when they have human characteristics. The artist's wit and attention to detail characterize this handsome invitation to tap the wisdom of a man who lived as a slave in Greece more than 2,500 years ago. CCBC categories: Folklore, Mythology, and Traditional Literature; New Editions of Old Favorites.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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