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Animal Fables from Aesop

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of this classic depiction of Aesop on stage, here, in all their wisdom and humor, are the best of these timeless fables, selected and adapted by Barbara McClintock and illustrated in her inimitable nineteenth-century anthropomorphic style.

This collection contains the artist s interpretations of nine fables, including such familiar ones

Paperback, 48 pages
Published July 23rd 2012 by David R. Godine Publisher (first published 1991)
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Shawn Thrasher
Incredibly illustrations, detailed, intricate, bright, and fun. Pure McClintock - when aren't her illustrations slightly quirky yet gorgeous? The familiar animals of Aesop - cranes, crows, foxes, and so on - are all dressed in their very best Regency and early Victorian finery. A crow dressed as a peacock goes to a peacock ball that might as well be in Jane Austen's Pemberly. McClintock's foxes are always, always the best, but her Grand Lady Crane is exquisite - who knew that a crane could purse ...more
 Barb Bailey
Really a must read for anyone who likes tales, and childrens stories. Wonderful!
David R.  Godine
"The graceful full-color illustrations are both delicate and theatrical. . . . The whole feel of this book is in the tradition of La Fontaine: gay, witty, full of charm and foible."
—The New York Times

"McClintock proves herself a master. Her delicate line and exquisite watercolors suggest elegant Victorian hand-colored engravings in the grand tradition of J.J. Grandville, Charles Bennett, and Randolph Caldecott."
—Washington Post Book World

"McClintock's wittily stylish illustrations have the char
Sam Wilkes
This book is a collection of retellings of the classic fables from Aesop. The characters really come to life in this book, helped along greatly by the artwork. The illustrations in this book are entertaining and also helps in understanding and imagining the story.
I would recommend this book for children because these are brief and entertaining stories that end in a worthwhile moral. The morals in these stories can be applied to many situations. One of my favorite parts about this book, and fable
Lindsey Kelly-
This book is a collection of nine well-known fables. Each fable is retold and strives to teach a lesson using animals as the characters. The end of the story has a moral. This book is full of Barbara’s interpretation of what she thinks the images would look like. This collection of stories is a brilliant retelling because they keep the stories short while still keeping the moral prominent. The pictures do a wonderful job of telling the stories too. I think in a classroom this could be used in ma ...more
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Always have and always will love Aesop!!
Brendan Howard
Read a couple. Over her head.
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Barbara McClintock is the author and illustrator of books for children.

Her books have won 4 New York Times Best Books awards, a New York Times Notable Book citation, a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor award, numerous other awards, recommended/best book lists, and starred reviews. Her books have been made into children's videos, a ballet/opera, and a recorded books on tape.

Barbara drew constantly as
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