The Lion Classic Aesop's Fables by Margaret McAllister
  

The Lion Classic Aesop's Fables

Written by Margaret McAllister
Illustrated by Amanda Hall
Part of the Lion Classic Series Series

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This is a wonderfully evocative and timeless collection of Aesop's stories in stylish prose coupled with fabulous illustrations. Margaret McAllister turns her pen to retelling some of the best-loved fables as well as those that are less well-known. Along with its distinctive selection of stories - 28 in total - this collection is set apart by its sensitive illustrations from Amanda Hall, whose graceful depictions of people and animals bring these fables alive. Timeless in its presentation and full of lasting values, this stylish hardback is a perfect gift for children to treasure and enjoy.

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Synopsis

The Lion Classic Aesop's Fables by Margaret McAllister

Aesop's Fables have much to teach, and have provided inspiration for children's books through the centuries and around the world. Their wisdom is welcomed by librarians and book lovers, as an essential addition to the bookshelf.

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“Amanda Hall’s beautifully textured use of crayon is particularly successful in her depiction of animals where the light and shade suggests the weight or suppleness of their bodies. Her artworks are framed tableaux in which elements break free to dramatic effect – the wolf in ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ advances menacingly towards the reader; the traveller in ‘The North Wind and the Sun’ is almost buffeted out of the frame by the North Wind’s fierce gusts.” Books for Keeps - ‘Book of the week’

“Lion Hudson produce some beautiful keepsake books and this is another one to treasure.. The retellings have all the wit and wisdom of the original and read aloud really well. The well-known stories are here.. and it’s a delight to have some less common fables included. A lovely book to give as a gift.” Parents in Touch

About the Author

Margaret McAllister

Margaret McAllister lives in West Yorkshire with her husband, a practicing Minister. With a background in teaching, Margaret, has always enjoyed making up stories and in the early nineties found the time to put these down on paper. Her first book A Friend for Rachel (re-titled as The Secret Mice) was published in 1997 by Oxford University Press. Margaret has since gone on to publish further novels with OUP (including many literacy titles in their Reading Tree series) as well as with Bloomsbury and Puffin.

With favourite authors including Jane Austen, C. S. Lewis, Elizabeth Goudge and Jerome K. Jerome, it is no surprise that Margaret enjoys writing historical and fantasy fiction. Margaret is known for her Mistmantle Chronicles, the first of which – Urchin of the Riding Stars – was shortlisted for the Ottakar’s Children’s Book Prize, as well as The Life Shop and High Crag Linn for Lion Children’s Books. Most recently Margaret has published the Hammy the Wonder Hamster series under the pseudonym Poppy Harris for Puffin, and The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables for Lion (September 2011).

In addition to writing, Margaret enjoys dance, theatre, music and history, and is currently learning how to play the piano.

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Format

Hardback
128 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Margaret McAllister
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Author's Website

margaretmcallister.co.uk/

Publisher

Lion Hudson Plc

Publication date

23rd September 2011

ISBN

9780745962009

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