Mr Aesop's Story Shop
"My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell and stories to tell. Stop for a moment - and enjoy!" Bob Hartman uses all his skills as a storyteller to add humour, irony, action and clever dialogue to these new retellings of ten of Aesop's fables, which he has woven into an entertaining tale about a man who tells stories for a living. Included is a rich mix of familiar and less well-known tales selected for their relevance to the life of children today. Streetwise tricksters get their comeuppance, virtue is rewarded, and readers are shown the benefits of good behaviour - but with the Hartman touch these stories are far from being the typical moral tale. Animated, witty and characterful illustrations echo the flavour of the text.
- Paperback | 48 pages
- 210 x 254 x 6mm | 240.4g
- 01 Sep 2012
- Lion Hudson Plc
- Lion Children's Books
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- Colour illustrations throughout
"A worthwhile addition to collections that don't already have numerous Aesop anthologies on the shelves." --Booklist "[A] fresh approach to the classic collection . . . effective context for the fables." --Kirkus Reviews "Nodding toward Greek frescoes, Jago's warm and expressive collages are a strong complement to these inviting retellings." --Publishers Weekly "Nodding toward Greek frescoes, Jago's warm and expressive collages are a strong complement to these inviting retellings." "Publishers Weekly""
About Bob Hartman
Bob Hartman is a performance storyteller par excellence. He has been entertaining audiences on both sides of the Atlantic for over 15 years with his books and performances, which bring together retellings of Bible stories and traditional tales from around the world with his own imaginative stories. His books are full of humour and insight, whilst his storytelling sessions are exciting, engaging, dynamic - and above all, interactive! He is well-known for his hugely popular Lion Storyteller books, the Telling the Bible series and the highly acclaimed picture books The Wolf Who Cried Boy, Dinner in the Lions' Den and The Three Billy Goats' Stuff.
Table of contents
Contents: Introduction The Mouse and the Lion The Crow and the Jar The Fox and the Grapes The City Mouse and the Country Mouse The Ant and the Dung Beetle The Fox and the Raven The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing The Dog and the River The Tortoise and the Hare The Wolf and the Dog