MR Aesop's Story Shop (Hardcover)

By Hartman, Bob Hartman, Jago Silver (Illustrator)

Lion Hudson, 9780745969152, 48pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2011



Ten of Aesop's fables are given witty, fresh retellingsby a modern storyteller""My name is Aesop Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell and stories to tell. Stop for a moment and enjoy "
"Bob Hartman uses all his skills as a storyteller to add humor, irony, action, and clever dialogue to these retellings of10 of Aesop's fables, which he has woven into an entertaining tale about a man who tells stories for a living.A rich mix of familiar and less well-known tales have been selected for their relevance to the life of children today. Streetwise tricksters get their comeuppance, virtue is rewarded, and readers are shown the benefits of good behavior but these quirkystories are far from being typical morality tales. Animated, witty illustrations echo the funflavor of the text.

About the Author

Bob Hartman is a highly acclaimed storyteller and the author of more than a dozen books, including "Grumblebunny," "Easter Angels," "The LionStorybook ofAnimal Tales," "TheLion Storyteller Bedtime Book," and"The Wolf Who Cried Boy." He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jago Silveris the illustrator of "The Jesus Storybook Bible" and "Myron'sMagic Cow.""

Praise For MR Aesop's Story Shop

"A worthwhile addition to collections that don’t already have numerous Aesop anthologies on the shelves."Booklist

"Nodding toward Greek frescoes, Jago’s warm and expressive collages are a strong complement to these inviting retellings."Publishers Weekly