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Aesop's Fables [Hardcover]

By Jerry Pinkney (Author)
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A collection of nearly sixty fables from Aesop, including such familiar ones as "The Grasshopper and the Ants," "The North Wind and the Sun," "Androcles and the Lion," "The Troublesome Dog," and "The Fox and the Stork."

Publishers Description
In this elegantly designed volume, more than sixty of Aesop's timeless fables have been carefully selected, humorously retold, and brought gloriously to life by four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Jerry Pinkney. Included are the Shepherd Boy and The Wolf, the Lion and the Mouse, the Tortoise and the Hare, plus many other charactersand moralsthat have inspired countless readers for centuries. With more than fifty magnificent full-color illustrations, this handsome edition is a must for every bookshelf.

Awards and Recognitions
Aesop's Fables by Jerry Pinkney has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Bookseller's Choice - 2001 Winner - Special Subjects category

Citations And Professional Reviews
Aesop's Fables by Jerry Pinkney has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 08/14/2000 page 354
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 10/01/2000 page 1431
  • School Library Journal - 10/01/2000 page 151
  • New York Times - 11/19/2000 page 50
  • New York Times - 12/03/2000 page 87
  • Booklist - 12/15/2000 page 814
  • Horn Book Magazine - 01/01/2001 page 100
  • Booklist Ed Choice Adu Bk YA's - 01/01/2001 page 863
  • ALA Notable Childrens Books - 01/01/2001 page 1382
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2000 page 102
  • Booklist - 07/01/2001 page 2011
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 120
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 102
  • Publishers Weekly - 08/11/2000
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 147

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Chronicle Books
Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.4" Width: 8.7" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   1.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2000
Publisher   Chronicle Books
Age  9-12
ISBN  1587170000  
ISBN13  9781587170003  

Availability  89 units.
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More About Jerry Pinkney

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jerry Pinkney has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the 2010 Caldecott medal. He has won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and has been nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award. He was also the first children's book illustrator elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

Jerry Pinkney currently resides in Croton-On-Hudson, in the state of New York.

Jerry Pinkney has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Picture Puffin Books
  2. Puffin Modern Classics
  3. Tales of Uncle Remus

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( P ) > Pinkney, Jerry
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Collections
6Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > General
7Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Mythology > Children's Books > General
8Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Folklore & Mythology

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Reviews - What do customers think about Aesop's Fables?

Best of all  Oct 30, 2008
Best pictures, best stories, best-phrased conclusion of all the children's fable books out there. Each book has its own take on the story & the concluding moral. This one is clear, concise, fun, up-to-date, and also beautiful.
Fun reading to my child  Jul 28, 2008
I bought this for my 4 year old. We read the stories and look at the pictures. Great little book.
perfect for the young  Jan 14, 2008
It's the perfect introduction for little ones to Aesop's Fables. The fables are quite short with amazing illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger.
a good collection  Aug 11, 2007
In case the mix-up of reviews of different collections is confusing you, this review is of 0517679019, edited by Lois Hill and illustrated by Nora Fry.

There is an introduction, recounting the history of Aesop's Fables. In terms of number of stories, this collection probably can't be beat. 200 stories are included, and are listed in alphabetical order in the table of contents. In this edition, each story is told briefly, usually in one page or less.

I recommend this book for ministers, speechwriters, or anyone else wishing to make a point with a story. I myself used this book for that purpose before finishing reading the book. I was on a discussion thread in which the uses and misuses of statistics were debated. I scanned page 125, which tells of a woman who doubles her provision of chicken feed, hoping that the hen would double its output.

Just one flaw: illustrations are reused where they don't exactly fit. On page 22, we see the Hare taking a nap while the Tortoise is slowly approaching the finish line. That illustration is used again on page 141, where another Hare appears, but does not take a nap. On page 25, we see the Frog bloating himself up to resemble an ox. That illustration is used again on page 185, where another Frog appears, but does not bloat himself up.
Aesop's Fables  Nov 26, 2003
Aesop's Fables is a great book that is a collection of short stories. This book gave us famous phrases that are used today, such as "sour grapes." These are easy to understand stories for all ages(unless you are under the age of 7). It's amazing that such small stories have great meaning. Every fable gives some kind of small lesson at the end. The characters fit each story very well. This book is a must read for people who wonder where some of our everyday phrases come from and who want to learn a lesson from just a few sentences.

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