La Fontaine: Le Loup Devenu Berger et Autres Fables

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1984
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I had already acquired Verret's Fables de La Fontaine in the same series, and I am just as delighted with this book published three years later. Verret's work again has an exuberant quality, starting from the cover's image of a wolf shepherd playing striped bagpipes for the sheep. The two weasels stick their heads out of the same tree to hold the captured bat -- in contrasting poses and with contrasting bubbles telling how the weasels are asked to view the bat (9). In the next fable, two frogs carry a dead frog on a stretcher, and then we view an angry bull stomping through the swamp, while another bull and a cow nestle in the distance (10-11). The children of the bitch that took over the dog's house are wonderfully pictured on 19. One can understand why we see only the hind quarters of the retreating dog! In La Besace, Verret does a fine job of having each animal point an accusing digit at another animal (34-35). The oaf who already wears a bandage on his nose from the falling pumpkin is knocking a flower pot off a ledge while he thinks about it all (55)! There is a T of C at the back. This book once belonged to the Candiac Municipal Library in Canada. Now I need to find the third fable book in the series, Le Singe et le Léopard et Autres Fables de La Fontaine.
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Editions G.P. Rouge et Or
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