Who's Got Game?: The Ant or the Grasshopper?, The Lion or the Mouse?, Poppy or the Snake?

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Packaged together in a single volume featuring easy-to-read type, a trio of fables follows themes of empowerment and triumph in the face of adversity, in a collection of stories in which familiar characters overcome adversity by tapping into inner strengths. 20,000 first printing.

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Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize-winning American author, editor, and professor. Her contributions to the modern canon are numerous.  Some of her acclaimed titles include: The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Beloved, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988.  She won the Nobel Prize for Literature 1993.

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Toni Morrison reads three fables by Aesop that she has updated with her son, Slade. She gives each classic vitality and invites listeners to reexamine the moral found in the ending. In the first story, her hip-hop rhythm engages the listener in the story of Foxie G. (Grasshopper), a fun-loving, basketball-playing music fan, and his cohort ace, Kid A (Ant). The second story, a retelling of the lion rescued from a thorn by a small mouse, also rhymes, but Morrison gives its gentler rhythms a softer narration. The last story, Poppy or the Snake, tells of a grandfather who uses story to teach his grandson about paying attention. The story is rich in dialect as Morrison reads, especially in the character of the sass-mouthed snake. S.W. 2008 Grammy Nominee © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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