The Children's Book of Animal Pictures.
Bryant, Lorinda Munson
. The Century co. . London ,
N7660.B73 1931 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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I find it amazing to discover where Aesop shows up! This book contains fifty black-and-white illustrations of art pieces representing animals. Four of them make explicit reference to fables, three by retelling the fable even though that is not the event pictured. Goya's Don Manuel (34) prompts The Fox and the Cat. Homer's The Fox-Hunt (38) brings up The Eagle and the Fox. Sorolla's Oxen on the Beach (56) leads to a paragraph that seems to come from nowhere telling Aesop's OF. And the authoress asks anachronistically apropos of the sculpture of the Little Goose-Man of Nuremberg (92), whether this is the man whom Aesop had in mind when he told of the goose that laid golden eggs. I could not pass up buying this tribute to Aesop's gift for travelling to strange places!