Synopses & Reviews
Children will be enchanted by the quaint humor and timeless wisdom of these age-old fables drawn from Buddhist texts. Timid rabbits, noble deer, quarrelsome quails, greedy merchants, and other memorable animal and human characters populate the tales, all of which offer thought-provoking morals.
"The Turtle Who Couldn't Stop Talking" illustrates the folly of offering a reply when silence is the best answer; "The Ox Who Won the Forfeit" testifies to the effectiveness of kindness rather than brute force; and "The Golden Goose" and "The Penny-wise Monkey" demonstrate how greed can ruin good fortune. These and dozens of other captivating stories are further enhanced by charming silhouette images.
Timid rabbits, noble deer, quarrelsome quails, greedy merchants, and other memorable animal and human characters populate these timeless fables, all of which offer thought-provoking morals. Includes charming silhouette illustrations.
About the Author
Ellen C. Babbitt based these stories on translations by Professor E. B. Cowell, Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Cambridge, and his associates.
Ellsworth Young, an illustrator of books and magazines, was also a noted landscape artist employed by the WPA.