Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

eBook - 2014
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Aesop's Fables from ancient Greek story teller of diverse origins. The stories associated with Aesop's name have descended to modern times through a number of sources. They continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic mediums.
Publisher: [United States] : Interactive Media : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9781910343418
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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FindingJane May 03, 2017

The reason anything endures as a classic is because it remains topical and cogent, striking a chord in those who see and hear it, even centuries after its creation. The morals of Aesop thus are as timeless as ever. They’re not about the fairness of life (what’s fair about being judged a felon just because you’re caught in their company or being abandoned by someone you thought was a friend?). They’re not about good guys winning over bad ones. The morals are merely guidelines to keep in mind as we wend our way through our lives.

This variation of the tales are enlivened with distinctive color illustrations by Mr. Pinkney. Mice aren’t all one color or type but have distinctive variations (See “The Mice and the Weasels”). A dog with a cowbell looks like the idiotic creature he is, while a man fights against the grasping hands of the North Wind. This is a superb anthology for the collector of fine illustrations. Fans of Brian Pinkney are in for a treat.


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