The Lion and the Bull and other Aesop's Fables

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Parker, Victoria
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2013
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Fifteen fables on 40 large-format pages. I am fortunate to have found a whole set of the first printing at once, and at an attractive price! The books are a further use of 200 Aesop's Fables: Favourite Fables to Share, which Miles Kelly published in 2012. Here fables are not grouped as there. Still, all of the fables in this volume were a part of the Heroes and Villains section in that book. So far this is the only book in this 2013 series in which the titles match verbatim the titles in that earlier book. Though based on the earlier book, each of these pamphlets is larger in format than that book was. The illustrations stay proportionately the same. Among the best illustrations here are WC (11) and The Donkey and the Wolf (35). AD gets an excellent moral: The grateful heart will always find opportunities to show its gratitude (5). The cover story is well told and has a fine two-page illustration (20-21). Its moral is surprising: If you lay your plans in front of your enemies you will fail. Androcles and the Lion takes five pages to tell (23-27). The thick, slippery pages still contain little characters around the edges. Throughout this volume, the frame including these animals is the same. Here birds on top and donkeys, trees, and fences on the bottom grace the page edges. One of these animals appears with almost every moral. Every fable is illustrated.
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