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Aesop's Fables - Jacob Lawrence

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Aesop's Fables combines 23 timeless morality tales with striking black ink drawings by the revered artist Jacob Lawrence. Published originally in 1970, the book has been out of print for two decades. This new edition, completely redesigned and typeset, adds five illustrations Lawrence prepared for the original edition but which were not included in it.

Aesop's fables are often ungentle tales with profound and instructive morals. Lawrence's bold and expressive pen-and-ink illustrations reflect both the charm and the severity of the fables themselves. The depth of this collection will reach all who read it, from child to adult.

"When Jacob Lawrence was a boy growing up in Harlem, rats gnawed at the tables legs and roaches crawled the floor. You see them in his art. He will not let us forget race riots and chain gangs, war, misery and lynchings. Yet his pictures do not chide us. They evoke more pride than pity, more cheer than bitter rage....Lawrence loves humanity. And is loved in return. You see that in his imagery, in the patience with which he signs autographs for kids. An aura of affection, goodwill and respect, both given and received, shines around the man, and like armor round his art". -- Washington Post

Note from the Publisherp. 7
The Lion and Other Beasts Go Huntingp. 11
The Lionessp. 13
The Fox and the Goatp. 15
The Birds, the Beasts, and the Batp. 17
The Council of Micep. 19
The Monkey and the Camelp. 21
The Ant and the Grasshopperp. 23
The Fox and the Crowp. 25
The Ass and the Grasshoppersp. 27
The Lion and the Three Bullsp. 29
The Hares and the Frogsp. 31
The Dog and the Bonep. 33
The Angler and the Little Fishp. 35
The Porcupine and the Snakesp. 37
The Donkey in Lion's Skinp. 39
The Thief and the Dogp. 41
The Raven and the Swanp. 43
The Bull and the Goatp. 45
The Bundle of Sticksp. 47
The Wolf in Sheep's Clothingp. 49
The Fighting Cocks and the Eaglep. 51
The Two Frogsp. 53
The Tortoise and the Harep. 55
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780295976419
ISBN-10: 0295976411
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 56
Published: 1st August 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.3  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.5