The McElderry Book of Aesop's Fables

By Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E .; Mario Morpurgo; Emma Chichester Clark (Illustrator)
(Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9781416902904, 94pp.)

Publication Date: June 2005

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Description

Ancient Aesop swings into the twenty-first century in this bright new collection of twenty-one favorite fables. Here are all the classic tales: the greedy dog who loses his bone to his own reflection in the water; the little mouse who pays back the grand lion in a big, big way; and the shepherd's son who thinks it's a good joke to cry "Wolf!" just to see the villagers come running. And, of course, there's that arrogant hare and his racing partner, the slow but steady tortoise.

Michael Morpurgo's lively language gives each tale a fresh feel that's perfect for reading aloud and sharing. Emma Chichester Clark's radiant illustrations are bursting with bold colors and cheerful characters. Together they have created a modern classic brimming with fun, which children will enjoy reading and laughing over again and again.




About the Author
Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best-loved children's book writers. He has written more than one hundred books and has won the Smarties Book Prize, the Whitbread Award, and the Blue Peter Book Award for Private Peaceful. Michael was writer-in-residence at the Savoy Hotel from January to April 2007, and previously he was Great Britain's Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005, a role that took him across the country to inspire a love of reading in children.

Michael Foreman grew up in a small English fishing village and has loved the sea ever since. He has illustrated more than one hundred children's books, and he has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Prize, and the Federation of Children's Book Groups' Red House Children's Book Award. He has collaborated with Michael Morpurgo on several successful books, including The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips and Billy the Kid.





Emma Chichester Clark is the award-winning illustrator of more than forty collections and picture books, including Michael Morpurgo's "The McElderry Book of Aesop's Fables." She is also the author and illustrator of "Follow the Leader!" She lives in London, England.
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