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Fables from Aesop

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Lynch retells fourteen of Aesop's best-loved tales -- from the tortoise and the hare to the fox and the lion -- illustrating each with amazing handmade fabric collages featuring interesting materials, textures, and borders.
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Published October 9th 2000 by Viking Juvenile (first published 1947)
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Jessica Riben
Title: Fables from AESOP
Author: Tom Lynch
Illustrator: Tom Lynch
Genre: Fable
Theme(s): Slow and steady wins the race, Don't always believe what you hear, Nothing is gained without knowledge and practice, New troubles will replace your old ones if you do not overcome them, Regrets and precautions are useless misfortune has come, Never accept the offerings of a villain, Time and patience can solve many problems, Often gentle persuasion works better than brute force, Learn to recognize trouble before
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Hannah Carlson
This book took several classic folktales and wrote them in a modern way that would be easy for children to read. I really liked how at the end of each fable Tom Lynch added a little life lesson that summarized the moral of each story. The fabric-collage-inspired illustrations were also very unique and intriguing.
Taylor Christensen
Jan 22, 2012 Taylor Christensen rated it liked it
This book was very similar to "The Rabbit and the Turtle" by Eric Carle. I liked the different form of art; it was quilted artwork rather than paintings, but the stories were a bit shorter and less detailed. And once again, I liked that the lesson of the stories were at the bottom of each page.
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Mar 23, 2010 Rachel rated it it was amazing
quilt-like illustrations and short one pagers on the tales with a good moral to the story. would be cute for kids
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