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A collection of the best of Aesops Fables. Every tale is told in michael's magically lyrical and humerous style, and illustrated with Emma Chichester Clarke's exquisitely playful and distinctive artwork. Ages 5+.

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Michael Morpurgo has written over 95 titles and won, or been shortlisted, for numerous awards, including winning the Whitbread for The Wreck of Zanzibar, the Smarties Prize for The Butterfly Lion, The Children's Book Award for Kensuke's Kingdom and several shortlistings for the Carnegie Medal. Michael's books have also been translated into over 20 languages and have won him international awards such as The Prix Sorciere in France, The Best Book of the Year in the US and the Silver Pencil in Holland. And of course, Michael's wonderful writing has now won him the title of Children's Laureate. Alongside his writing, Michael has found time to set up and run, with his wife, a charity called Farms for City Children. For this they were both awarded an MBE. Michael lives on a farm himself in Devon.

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Kindergarten-Grade 2–"One day in March, after a morning of carefree cavorting and capering with her friends on the hillside, Hare was haring her way home along a path when she came across Tortoise." Morpurgo is jocular and colloquial as he adds descriptive details and conversation in retelling 21 tales of the venerable Aesop. Accompanied by humorous watercolor scenes in varied sizes, some tales extend for several pages, while others are complete on two. The concluding lessons, set in larger type, tend to lack the pithiness of those in many older collections, though some are more economical than others. "Obstinacy may look like strength. It rarely is." The reteller seems undecided as to how deadly the fate of some characters should be–or at least how specifically it should be stated. In "The Rat and the Elephant," not usually found in Aesop, he says of the cat's pursuit of the rat, "Well, I won't tell you what happened. You'll just have to imagine it." However, he adds a bit of ill fate for the boy who cried "wolf." Unlike most versions, the boy, along with his sheep, is eaten. Morpurgo includes no notes on his sources or choices of tales and alterations. These cheerful, well-crafted offerings will work well for independent reading and reading aloud.– Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston
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