Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

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This collection of eight fables brings Ancient Greece to life. The stories are retold with introductions that tell the reader all about Aesop's life as a slave and a storyteller, and explain the inspiration that lies behind his best-loved tales. Glorious illustrations by Richard Johnson compliment Saviour Pirotta's warm and lively style, making this a collection to treasure. It includes stories such as: "The Cat's Bell"; "The Dog and the Wolf"; "The Lion and the Mouse"; "The Goose who Laid the Golden Egg"; "The Fox and the Crane"; "The Tortoise and the Hare"; "The Frogs who Asked for a King"; and "The Jay and the Peacocks".show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 215 x 275 x 8mm | 375g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full colour artwork illustrations
  • 0753414996
  • 9780753414996
  • 1,341,065

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.show more

About Saviour Pirotta

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.show more

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36 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 39% (14)
4 42% (15)
3 17% (6)
2 3% (1)
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