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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 Synopsis

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.

Aesop's Forgotten Fables Press Reviews

Each reading of Fulvio Testa's books will reveal something new    Junior Education

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ISBN: 9781849397063
Publication date: 03/10/2013
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849397063
Publication date: 3rd October 2013
Author: Fiona Waters
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers

About Fiona Waters

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 ...

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