Verschlüsselte Wahrheit: Fabeln für Secundarstufe I
This paperback book is the eighth I have from this publisher. Many of the others I have from German teacher friends, especially when they retired. This was a surprise find in Powell's. From its structure and selections, I can say that this is just what I would want a selection of fables to be for a high school class. A first section presents fable animals and animals in Märchen, using a broad array of fabulists for the former and Grimm for the latter. A second section presents competition fables. Fabulists run from Aesop through La Fontaine to Anders and Schnurre. A third section presents animals in the course of time. The fourth focuses on the difference in fables between La Fontaine and Lessing, asking How should a fable be? The fifth enjoys the play of tradition, and the sixth offers themes and variations. One page offers tips for further reading, both for those 10 to 13 years old and then for those 13 and above. A final section gives the sources for the fables presented. There are several black-and-white sample illustrations near the end. Nicely done!
Ernst Klett Schulbuchverlag