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(Dover Publications Inc.,, 1876)
A curious book of 181 stories. Of interest for the history of fable are: the wild Christian applications after the stories; the use of the terms apologue and fable ; and the contemporizing of Socrates, Alexander, ...
Animal Crackers: A Bestial Lexicon
(Penguin BooksViking Press, 1983)
A delightful and well researched reference work that is exhaustive--though often inconclusive--in chasing animal phrases back to their origins. Perfect for reading a few pages a day. The Animal Name Index promised ...
Topsell's Histories of Beasts
I include this curious volume in my collection because of its use of Aesop, sometimes attributed and sometimes not, among the wide variety of material Topsell (1572-1675?) employs. Aesop is used for the descriptions of ...
Aesop's Fables in the Executive Suite
(Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1974)
I learned of this book through the Milwaukee Public Library in 1983 and had been looking for it ever since. Now that I have it, I find it somewhat disappointing. It is a set of 42 (41, says the dust jacket, slightly ...
When the Porcupine Moved In
(Franklin Watts, 1971)
This delightful story is at least related to an Aesopic fable. The porcupine moves in more and more, and the poor rabbit can never stand up to him until he has a great idea.... Great illustrations include the cover ...
Life's Fables or Don't Leave Cats in the Oven When You Know Your Mama's Comin' Home From Work.
(Intermediate West Starms Discovery Learning Center,Starms Discovery Learning Center, (Milwaukee?), 1996)
Here is an impressive collection of a large number of real-life anecdotes by ten-year-olds. The cover story (20) is good and typical. So is Don't Leave Your Fable on the Table near the end. The forward gives the ...
The Potter's Four Sons
A very nice Jewish short story about a father who lets his four sons find their own ways in life. The story gives a sense of what is involved in a Dreidel. I enjoyed reading it!
Animal Ranch: The Great American Fable.
(Monocle Periodicals and Parallax Publishing Co., 1968)
Enjoyable political satire in the tradition of Punch. Good satirical illustrations. The only touch of Aesop comes late when Bobsy Rabbit (the Hare Apparent: Robert Kennedy) challenges Bull (Lyndon Johnson) to a race.
Fabeln: Nicht von La Fontaine, sondern von dessen Schüler.
(Werner Classen Verlag, 1970)
Witty fables generally only very loosely after LaFontaine. The closest to original material is the story of the wolf damning men for eating what he wants to eat. The tales are very enjoyable. The illustrations offer ...
you turned the fables on me
The only touch of Aesop in this pun-happy simple cartoon book is on the cover. At least it is clear that Aesop gets around!