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The Fabled Life of Aesop

Written by Ian Lendler & illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
Published by HMH Books
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Honoring the path of a slave, this dramatic picture-book biography and concise anthology of Aesop’s most child-friendly fables tells how a child born into slavery in ancient Greece found a way to speak out against injustice by using the skill and wit of his storytelling—storytelling that has survived for 2,500 years. Stunningly illustrated by two-time Caldecott Honor winner Pamela Zagarenski.

The Tortoise and the Hare. The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The Fox and the Crow. Each of Aesop’s stories has a lesson to tell, but Aesop’s true-life story is perhaps the most inspiring tale of them all.

Gracefully revealing the genesis of his tales, this true story of Aesop shows how fables not only liberated him from captivity but spread wisdom over a millennium. This is the only children’s book biography about him.

Includes thirteen illustrated fables:  The Lion and the Mouse, The Goose and the Golden Egg, The Fox and the Crow, Town Mouse and Country Mouse, The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Dog and the Wolf, The Lion and the Statue, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The North Wind and the Sun, The Fox and the Grapes, The Dog and the Wolf, The Lion and the Boar.

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Book Topics › Greeks
Children's Books About Greeks
Book Topics › fables
Children's Books About Fables
Book Topics › biography and autobiography
Children's Books About Biography And Autobiography
Book Topics › historical nonfiction
Children's Books About Historical Nonfiction
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Who Wrote The Fabled Life of Aesop

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Ian Lendler

Ian Lendler is the author of the acclaimed Stratford Zoo graphic novel series and the picture books Undone Fairy Tale, Saturday, and One Day a Dot. He is at one with the universe, but only when eating pizza. He lives near San Francisco, California.

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Who Illustrated The Fabled Life of Aesop

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Pamela Zagarenski

<b>Pamela Zagarenski </b>is the winner of two Caldecott Honors. The books she has illustrated have also been Booklist Editor’s Choices, Horn Book Fanfare and Bulletin Blue Ribbon books, winners of Bank Street’s Claudia Lewis Award, and translated into many languages. As well as illustrating picture books, she creates paintings and has a gift card line. She lives in Connecticut. Visit her online at pzagarenski.com, on Instagram @sacredbee, and Twitter @sacredbeez.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781328585523
Publication Date:
March 10, 2020
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1328585522

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