Synopses & Reviews
Nobel Prize recipient Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison breathe new life into a classic Aesopand#8217;s fable.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In the well-known tale of and#8220;The Tortoise and the Hare,and#8221; everyone remembers that and#8220;slow and steady wins the raceand#8221;and#8212;or does it? In this energetic retelling of a favorite fable, itand#8217;s the speedy Hare who crosses the finish line first, but itand#8217;s Tortoise who has the tale to tell when he discovers that the race, not the winning, is what matters most. While winning is important, isnand#8217;t making a true friend the best prize of all?
About the Author
Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prizeandndash;winning American author, editor, and professor. Her contributions to the modern canon are numerous. Some of her acclaimed titles include: andlt;iandgt;The Bluest Eyeandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Song of Solomonandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Belovedandlt;/iandgt;, 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 collaborated with his mother, Toni Morrison, on five books for children.Joe Cepeda is the illustrator of many award-winning picture books, including andlt;iandgt;Peeny Butter Fudgeandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;i andgt;The Tortoise or the Hare andlt;/iandgt;by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison, andlt;iandgt;What a Truly Cool World andlt;/iandgt;by Julius Lester, andlt;iandgt;Mice and Beans andlt;/iandgt;by Pam Muand#241;oz Ryan, and andlt;iandgt;Gracias the Thanksgiving Turkeyandlt;/iandgt; by Joy Cowley. Mr. Cepeda received his BFA in illustration from California State University, Long Beach. His illustrations have appeared in publications such as theandlt;i andgt; Los Angeles Timesandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;i andgt;Buzz, Inc. Magazineandlt;/iandgt;; and andlt;i andgt;Latina Magazineandlt;/iandgt;.