Little Book of Fables is a fresh retelling of fifteen of Aesop's timeless tales and five more stories that originated with other well-known fabulists. Veronica Uribe chose these fables for their inherent charm as amusing and popular stories known to many in one version or another.
Young readers will recognize traditional favorites such as The Fox and the Crow and The Shepherd and the Wolf, while other tales such as The Milkmaid and Belling the Cat may be new to them. The lessons derived from many of these fables have been adopted by cultures the world over and are reflected in familiar sayings such as Don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg or Slow and steady wins the race.
Veronica Uribe has published several highly acclaimed adaptations of tales and rhymes from the oral tradition including Little Book of Fairy Tales and Little Book of Fables as well as award-winning Buzz, Buzz, Buzz, illustrated by Gloria Calderon. She was co-founder of Ediciones Ekare in Venezuela and now runs the publisher's Chilean office. She has also been a member of the Hans Christian Andersen Award jury.Constanza Bravo is a Chilean illustrator of children's books. She lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland.
Susan Ouriou is an award-winning writer, editor and literary translator with over thirty translations and co-translations of fiction, non-fiction, children’s and young adult literature to her credit. She has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation. She also recently published Nathan, a novel for young readers. Susan lives in Calgary.
An irresistible combination of words and pictures, this little book just begs to be read and the morals quoted. A true keeper.
A dramatic, meticulously crafted full-page scene in pen-and-ink and watercolor wash opens each fable.
Gorgeously coloured, folksy illustrations by Costanza Bravo enhance these simple stories beautifully.
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