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Aesop's Fablesby Charles Santore
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For more than 2,000 years, the fables of the Greek slave known as Aesop have entertained readers with their wise reflections on human nature and their insightful, often witty and#8220;morals.and#8221; This beautiful edition features more than 300 selections passed down through the ages, drawn from the classic compilations of Roger L'Estrange, Jean La Fontaine, and Samuel Croxall and lavishly illustrated by the nineteenth-century artist Ernest Griset.
Part fairy tale, part fantasy, part parable, each of these fables is a polished gem of storytelling. Readers young and old will delight in these timeless fables whose unforgettable characters hold up an enchanted mirror that allow us to see ourselves.
Aesop's wise and witty fables are among the most popular stories ever writtenand#8212;and Charles Santore's richly illustrated version is one of the most gorgeous editions ever published. Unavailable for a number of years, this dazzling interpretation features lavish art that provides a fresh perspective on Aesop's beloved characters. Santore has arranged these timeless tales by animal, making it easy to follow each creature from one situation to the next and gain a better understanding of how its actions parody human behavior.and#160;
About the Author
Charles Santore's many awards include the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, the prestigious Hamilton King Award, and the Alumni Award of the Philadelphia College of Art. His work has been exhibited in New York's Museum of Modern Art, and among the classic tales he has illustrated are The Fox and the Rooster, The Little Mermaid, and Snow White.
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