Jean de La Fontaine: Jolies fables en musique
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La Fontaine, Jean de
This twenty-page oversized book is identical in almost all ways with a 1994 edition from Hemma, Jean de La Fontaine: Fables Choisies. The big addition of this book, lacking in this copy, is a disc that apparently presents the fables in musical--or perhaps read--form. The title-page here adds Contées par Gibus. The front cover now shows, not a collection of characters from the various fables, but rather the fox driving a car with several animals as passengers and waving to the crow in the tree. The back cover offers in detail the crow doffing his high hat. As I mention there, the illustrations are contemporary and lively, starting with the title-page's two critters (who look much like the city and country rats) reading a propped-up old book on the lawn. Fables included are TMCM, FC, GGE (perhaps the strongest illustration), WL, LM, Le Héron, TH, GA, OF, and FG. Each except the last has a two-page spread.