- Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 96 pages
- Dimensions: 226mm x 284mm x 18mm | 760g
- Publication date: 1 January 2014
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1849397066
- ISBN 13: 9781849397063
- Sales rank: 720,397
This anthology revitalizes forty 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 was born in Edinburgh, and is famous in the children's book world for her passion, enthusiasm and expansive knowledge. She is the Editorial Director of Troubadour, The Travelling Book Company, the largest Independent Book Fair Company in the UK and has written over eighty children's books. She won the CLPE Poetry Prize in 2007. She lives in Dorset and has several cats. Fulvio Testa is one of Italy's most distinguished artists and illustrators and has had many exhibitions in the United States and Europe. In addition to his own prize-winning titles, he has illustrated books by authors such as Anthony Burgess and Gianni Rodari.
"Beautifully illustrated collection of Aesop's lesser known fables" Angels and Urchins "Beautifully retold and charmingly illustrated" Good Book Guide "This is a beautiful book. Fulvio Testa's quirky, distinctively Italian, illustrations are a delight" The School Librarian "Artist Fulvio Testa and the anthologist Fiona Waters combine their talents." Irish Times, Robert Dunbar