Fables in Rhyme for Little Folks (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
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Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) was the most famous French fabulist and probably the most widely read French poet of the 17th century. According to Flaubert, he was the only French poet to understand and master the texture of the French language before Hugo. A set of postage stamps celebrating La Fontaine and the Fables was issued by France in 1995. It was not until he was...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published March 14th 2008 by Dodo Press (first published November 18th 2002)
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Angela Alcorn
Larned begins by apologising for not providing a wooden, literal translation of Fontaine's fables and notes that he is preserving the spirit of the fables by re-writing them to rhyme. This exercise was designed to give English-speaking children the best introduction to Fontaine as possible, and he is sure Fontaine will forgive him for the substitution.

I have to say, Larned has done a wonderful job. These fables are brought to life by the rhymes and it's truly a pleasure to read.

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Jean de La Fontaine was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century.

According to Flaubert, he was the only French poet to understand and master the texture of the French language before Hugo. A set of postage stamps celebrating La Fontaine and the Fables was issued by France in 1995. A film of his life was released in France in April 2007 (Jean...more
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