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FABLES. Written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel

Lobel, Arnold

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ISBN 10: 0060239735 / ISBN 13: 9780060239732
Published by Harper & Row, New York, 1980
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Later Printing. Hardcover. Inscribed "For --- from Arnold Lobel/ June 1981" with a drawing by Lobel of a pelican. (from his "The Crane and the Pelican"). Not a first printing (lacks statement), but still an early one. FABLES won the 1981 Caldecott Medal (the year of his signature). Tall 4to blue cloth. Very fine in near-fine unclipped dj, with some very light edgewear and a few tiny scratches (gold Caldecott Medal sticker on front panel). Bookseller Inventory # 27024

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Title: FABLES. Written and illustrated by Arnold ...

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: Later Printing.

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Winner of the Caldecott Medal

A pig flying through marshmallow clouds? A camel pirouetting through the desert? Where else could a reader find such marvelous things but in a fable? From the author-illustrator behind beloved Frog and Toad, Arnold Lobel, comes a collection of humorous, silly fables that will delight readers young and old.

“The most remarkable of the author-illustrator’s 60-plus bestselling award winners.” —Publishers Weekly

“There is enough cheerful nonsense in Mr. Lobel’s fables to endear any child listener.” —The New York Times

“Lobel has come up with a magical addition to an ancient genre of storytelling.” —Newsweek

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'Short, original fables with fresh, unexpected morals poke subtle fun at human foibles through the antics of animals. . . . The droll illustrations, with tones blended to luminescent shading, are complete and humorous themselves.' -- Association of Library Service to Children, ALA.

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