Unwitting Wisdom: An Anthology of Aesop's Fables (Hardcover)

An Anthology of Aesop's Fables

By Helen Ward, Helen Ward (Retold by)

Chronicle Books, 9780811844505, 64pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2004



For over 2,500 years the simple stories and wry humor of Aesop's fables have entertained children and adults alike. Their lessons have seeped into the very fabric of our language, as evidenced by expressions such as "sour grapes" and "a wolf in sheep's clothing."
Through the centuries many artists have risen to the challenge of interpreting their favorite tales. In this magnificent edition, award-winning illustrator Helen Ward has chosen a dozen of her favorite fables, painstakingly creating with words and breathtaking watercolors a dazzling new collection destined to become a classic.

About the Author

Helen Ward trained as an illustrator at Brighton School of Art. She has received numerous awards for her work. Ms. Ward lives in England.

Praise For Unwitting Wisdom: An Anthology of Aesop's Fables

" there's so much to savor in this handsome presentation. Adults will love the sumptuous look of it, and teachers and storytellers will find many uses for this appreciative rendering of Aesop." --School Library Journal