Fables
Fables
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Annotation: The author plumbs the great folklorist's work for tales of greed, envy, avarice, love, old age, and death, with more than 100 beautiful images illustrating each tale.
Genre: Poetry
Catalog Number: #3065818
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Publisher: Random House
Copyright Date: 2001
Edition Date: 2001
Illustrator: Neziere, R. de la,
Pages: 160 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-375-41334-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-375-41334-6
Dewey: 841
LCCN: 2001277062
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
Reading Level: 6.0
Interest Level: 4-7

Second only to Aesop, Jean de la Fontaine was the author of comic and delightful fables that are as alive today as when they first appeared in the 18th century. Based on tales both famous and obscure by an array of classical writers, La Fontaine’s fables offer vivid perspectives on such elemental subjects as greed and flattery, envy and avarice, love and friendship, old age and death. The 60 collected here–from “The Crow and the Fox” and “The Cock and the Pearl” to “The Grasshopper and the Ant” and “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse”–are illustrated with more than 100 charming drawings that capture La Fontaine’s unforgettable cast of animal personalities.


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