D'un conte à l'autre: Récits d'après des fables, Vol. 3
Ben Abdessadek, Abdelmajid
La Fontaine, Jean de
Three fables are presented here in prose adaptations of La Fontaine for schoolchildren: MM, L'argent ne fait pas le bonheur, and FC. The cover and title-page have the correction Récits d'après des fables pasted over the hilarious misprint Récits d'après des faibles. Little parentheses point to explanatory notes at the end of each fable. Full-page black-and-white illustrations alternate with text-pages. MM is told in the first person by the milkmaid. In the second fable, we read a discussion between the shoemaker Gregoire and his wife after he has returned the hundred ecus to his rich neighbor Argyre. Similarly, in the third story, the crow tells her friend the stork her experience with the fox and the cheese; the stork helps her face up to her gullibility. I found this booklet, along with the other two fable books in the series, on my own during my first afternoon in Casa.