This collection of 150 Aesopic fables in two languages has several unusual features. First, it includes a CD inside its back cover. The CD runs through the stories consecutively beginning with the first. There is a female reader and no musical background. Secondly, it uses illustrations from Milo Winter, reduced to small designs and presented in black-and-white. Thirdly, it is organized strictly alphabetically by the first key word in the titles. Thus, as one learns in the beginning T of C, the first fables in order are The Ant and the Dove and The Ants and the Grasshopper. At the top of each left-hand text page one reads HongChaFong Short Stories. At the top of each right-hand text page, there is Classic Fables. This presentation of the fables puts an English title and text first, followed by a Chinese title and text. There are footnotes explaining difficult vocabulary. The texts seem to be taken from Joseph Jacobs' 1894 edition.
Dalian University of Technology Press Co., Ltd.