Aesop's Fables Illustrated by John Hejduk

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A newly-illustrated reissue of the 1934 edition retelling fifteen of Aesop's fables.

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Grade 2-5-- Over the years, so many versions of these fables accredited to Aesop have been produced that it takes something special to set a new one apart from the pack. Hejduk's stylized paintings are in many ways remarkable, but not enough so to make this latest volume a standout. Based on Jacobs's classic 1894 collection, the text of these 14 fables retains much of his formal language and impersonal approach. This formality is in contrast to the relaxed, almost primeval quality of the artwork. Executed in tempera, the paintings are reminiscent of petroglyphs and Central American molas; each illustrates a complete fable and subtly conveys action through the positioning of the flat figures. But as innovative as these paintings are, the odd choice of color and lack of detail are more likely to appeal to adults. --Denise Anton Wright, Library Book Selection Service, Inc., Bloomington, IL
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