Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables


By (author) Saviour Pirotta, Illustrated by Dr. Richard Johnson

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  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Format: Paperback | 78 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 272mm x 8mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0753461331
  • ISBN 13: 9780753461334
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 728,091

Product description

Now available in a sleek paperback format, this acclaimed collection of gloriously illustrated retellings of Aesop's Fables brings ancient Greece back to life. Saviour Pirotta lends his warm and lively style to a mixture of familiar and lesser-known fables that are perfect for reading aloud to young children. Aesop himself narrates, providing context for the eight selected tales. Full of engaging text, lively artwork, and reliable morals, this collection of timeless stories will remain relevant for a new generation of readers.

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Author information

Saviour Pirotta has written more than sixty fiction and nonfiction 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. Saviour was born in Malta and is a trained chef.

Review quote

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.