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Who's Got Game?: The Ant or the Grasshopper?, the Lion or the Mouse?, Poppy or the Snake?

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Publisher Comments:

Generation after generation, classic fables, folklore, and myth remain popular because they quicken the imagination of listeners of all ages.

We, the creators of Who's Got Game?, were inspired by the wonder of Aaesop's fables — their vitality, their endless demand for new interpretations. In our versions the original stories are opened up and their moralistic endings re-imagined: the victim might not lose; the timid get a chance to become strong; the fool can gain insight; the powerful may lose their grip. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. More than a play on these beloved fables, Who's Got Game? is AESOP LIVE!

Review:

"Renowned novelist Morrison delivers her hip-hop — inspired interpretations of three of Aesop's fables (previously published as picture books, co-created with her son) in a gentle, melodious style. In 'Who's Got Game?: The Grasshopper or the Ant?,' Kid A, the ant, and Foxy G, his grasshopper pal, don't see eye-to-eye on their work ethic. But Grasshopper's artistic dreams may have listeners pondering what it means to give and take. Lion and Mouse experience a bit of role reversal when the smaller creature removes a thorn from the king of the jungle's paw in 'Who's Got Game? Lion or the Mouse?,' and snakes will be snakes in 'Who's Got Game? Poppy or the Snake?' When a grandfather affectionately known as Poppy runs over a snake, the slithering creature craftily guilts the man into making amends. But when the snake eventually bites the hand that helps him, Poppy is prepared. Listeners of all ages will savor these familiar stories with a fun twist, especially as performed here with easygoing panache. Ages 6-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Generation after generation, classic fables, folklore, and myth remain popular because they quicken the imagination of listeners of all ages.

We, the creators of Who's Got Game?, were inspired by the wonder of Aaesop's fables — their vitality, their endless demand for new interpretations. In our versions the original stories are opened up and their moralistic endings re-imagined: the victim might not lose; the timid get a chance to become strong; the fool can gain insight; the powerful may lose their grip. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. More than a play on these beloved fables, Who's Got Game? is AESOP LIVE!

About the Author

Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize-winning American author, editor, and professor. Her contributions to the modern canon are numerous.  Some of her acclaimed titles include: The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Beloved, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988.  She won the Nobel Prize for Literature 1993. Slade Morrison was born in Ohio and educated in New York City. He studied art at SUNY Purchase and maintains a studio in Rockland County where he lives.  He has collaborated with his mother on three previous books for children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743564199
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Subject:
General
Read by:
Morrison, Toni
Read:
Morrison, Toni
Author:
Morrison, Toni
Author:
Morrison, Slade
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fables, American
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-Mythical Creatures
Edition Number:
revised
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.66x5.16x.44 in. .22 lbs.
Media Run Time:
030
Age Level:
04-08

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Who's Got Game?: The Ant or the Grasshopper?, the Lion or the Mouse?, Poppy or the Snake?
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Product details pages Simon & Schuster Audio - English 9780743564199 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Renowned novelist Morrison delivers her hip-hop — inspired interpretations of three of Aesop's fables (previously published as picture books, co-created with her son) in a gentle, melodious style. In 'Who's Got Game?: The Grasshopper or the Ant?,' Kid A, the ant, and Foxy G, his grasshopper pal, don't see eye-to-eye on their work ethic. But Grasshopper's artistic dreams may have listeners pondering what it means to give and take. Lion and Mouse experience a bit of role reversal when the smaller creature removes a thorn from the king of the jungle's paw in 'Who's Got Game? Lion or the Mouse?,' and snakes will be snakes in 'Who's Got Game? Poppy or the Snake?' When a grandfather affectionately known as Poppy runs over a snake, the slithering creature craftily guilts the man into making amends. But when the snake eventually bites the hand that helps him, Poppy is prepared. Listeners of all ages will savor these familiar stories with a fun twist, especially as performed here with easygoing panache. Ages 6-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Generation after generation, classic fables, folklore, and myth remain popular because they quicken the imagination of listeners of all ages.

We, the creators of Who's Got Game?, were inspired by the wonder of Aaesop's fables — their vitality, their endless demand for new interpretations. In our versions the original stories are opened up and their moralistic endings re-imagined: the victim might not lose; the timid get a chance to become strong; the fool can gain insight; the powerful may lose their grip. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. More than a play on these beloved fables, Who's Got Game? is AESOP LIVE!

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