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‘Short, original fables with fresh, unexpected morals poke subtle fun at human foibles through the antics of animals. . . . The droll illustrations, with tones blended to luminescent shading, are complete and humorous themselves.’ —Association of Library Service to Children, ALA.

Winner, 1981 Caldecott Medal

Notable Children's Books of 1980 (ALA)

1981 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)

Outstanding Children's Books of 1980 (NYT)

Children's Books of 1980 (Library of Congress)

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'Short, original fables with fresh, unexpected morals poke subtle fun at human foibles through the antics of animals. . . . The droll illustrations, with tones blended to luminescent shading, are complete and humorous themselves.' — Association of Library Service to Children, ALA.

About the Author

During his distinguished career Arnold Lobel wrote and/or illustrated over 70 books for children. To his illustrating credit, he had a Caldecott Medal book — Fables (1981) — and two Caldecott Honor Books-his own Frog and Toad are Friends (1971) and Hildilid's Night by Cheli Duran Ryan (1972). To his writing credit, he had a Newbery Honor Book — Frog and Toad Together (1973). But to his greatest credit, he had a following of literally millions of young children with whom he shared the warmth and humor of his unpretentious vision of life.

Though he was a born storyteller — he began making up stories extemporaneously to entertain his fellow second-graders in Schenectady, New York, where he grew up in the care of his grandparents. Mr. Lobel called himself a "lucky amateur" in terms of his writing. Viewing himself as a professionally trained illustrator (he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute), he said, "I know how to draw pictures. With writing, I don't really know what I'm doing. It's very intuitive."

In addition to the Frog and Toad books, Owl at Home, Mouse Tales, The Book of Pigericks, and many other popular books he created, Mr. Lobel also illustrated other writers' texts that captured his fancy. He viewed this as "something different and challenging." Often his illustrations for those books showed a different aspect of his personality and his artistic expertise, ranging from his meticulous dinosaurs in Dinosaur Time by Peggy Parish to his chilling pen-and-ink drawings in Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep by Jack Prelutsky, about which Booklist wrote, "Young readers will be amazed that the gentle Lobel of Frog and Toad fame can be so comfortably diabolic."

In 1977 Mr. Lobel and his wife, Anita, a distinguished children's book author and artist in her own right, collaborated on their first book, How the Rooster Saved the Day, chosen by School Library Journal as one of the Best Books of the Year, 1977. They then collaborated on three more books, A Treeful of Pigs, a 1979 ALA Notable Book; On Market Street, a 1982 Caldecott Honor Book; and The Rose in My Garden, a 1984 Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book.

Arnold Lobel died in 1987.

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Aijung, November 29, 2009 (view all comments by Aijung)
One of my favorite children's books ever. Each fable is simple, yet powerfully true. These aren't boring didactic tales. Humor and beautiful illustrations make this a classic for kids and adults. I know I will keep this one with me forever.
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carly, January 25, 2009 (view all comments by carly)
This is a fabulous collection of original fables with great messages/morals. My middle school students love it, and every adult I've recommended it to has found a favorite story inside. I'm a fan of "The Hippopotamus Dances."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060239732
Author:
Lobel, Arnold
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Arnold Lobel
Location:
S.l.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fables
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
no. 1087
Publication Date:
19800806
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 1 to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11.84x8.16x.46 in. 1.01 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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