Aesop's Forgotten Fables by Fiona Waters

Aesop's Forgotten Fables

Written by Fiona Waters

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A stunning collection of forty of Aesop’s less well-known but equally absorbing fables retold to capture the clever and humorous twists of the originals. All of them reflect the significant characteristics of the animals, humans or natural phenomenon at the heart of the story as well as offering a clear message for all. In The Moon and the Mother, the Moon asks a dressmaker who she often spies working by the light of the moon to make her a cloak. The dressmaker declines on the ground that it is impossible to make a cloak for something that is forever changing its shape! Glorious illustrations by Fulvio Testa capture the humour at the heart of Aesop.


Aesop's Forgotten Fables by Fiona Waters

This anthology revitalizes forty of Aesop's lesser-known fables, which have been rewritten by the talented anthologist, Fiona Waters, and sumptuously illustrated by renowned artist, Fulvio Testa. The collection includes fables such as The Fisherman and his Music, The Leopard and the Fox, The Eagle and the Arrow, The Astronomer and The Wolf and the Goat.


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About the Author

Fiona Waters was born in Edinburgh, and is famous in the children's book world for her passion, enthusiasm and expansive knowledge. She is the Editorial Director of Troubadour, The Travelling Book Company, the largest Independent Book Fair Company in the UK and has written over eighty children's books. She won the CLPE Poetry Prize in 2007. She lives in Dorset and has several cats. Fulvio Testa is one of Italy's most distinguished artists and illustrators and has had many exhibitions in the United States and Europe. In addition to his own prize-winning titles, he has illustrated books by authors such as Anthony Burgess and Gianni Rodari.

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd October 2013




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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