Mr Aesop's Story Shop
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Ten of Aesop's fables are given witty, fresh retellingsby a modern storyteller


"My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell and stories to tell. Stop for a moment—and enjoy!"
Bob Hartman uses all his skills as a storyteller to add humor, irony, action, and clever dialogue to these retellings of10 of Aesop's fables, which he has wove...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Lion Hudson (first published March 19th 2010)
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Shanshad Whelan
Hmm . . . sort of an odd mix for me. Makes me want to go back and compare the originals with the rewrites in this book. The idea in here is that Aesop is presented as a figure telling stories to children in a market square setting. The stories are all told in more modern language which can be a helpful way of presenting them, and the fables are each told with a corresponding "real-life" event in the market square. I think it's a cute presentation with some colorful illustrations, but I hesitate...more
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