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Animal Fables from Aesop by Barbara McClintock
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May 18, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: children, illustration
Read from August 17, 2012 to August 20, 2013

"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 charm and detail of 19th-century children's books. Her human-like animals are marvelously lively and expressive."
—Entertainment Weekly

"As one would expect from Godine, the book is beautifully done. . . . McClintock's vision and artistry make this new edition a joy to behold and to hold. . . . A stunning gift book for all ages, and one that should have a shelf life of generations."
—Bloomsbury Review

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