Ten of Aesop's fables are given witty, fresh retellings by a modern storyteller "My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell...
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Ten of Aesop's fables are given witty, fresh retellings by a modern storyteller
"My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell and stories to tell. Stop for a moment-and enjoy!"
Bob Hartman uses all his skills as a storyteller to add humor, irony, action, and clever dialogue to these retellings of 10 of Aesop's fables, which he has woven into an entertaining tale about a man who tells stories for a living. A rich mix of familiar and less well-known tales have been selected for their relevance to the life of children today. Streetwise tricksters get their comeuppance, virtue is rewarded, and readers are shown the benefits of good behavior-but these quirky stories are far from being typical morality tales. Animated, witty illustrations echo the fun flavor of the text.
Bob Hartman is the author of the best-selling Lion Storyteller series and a number of picture book retellings of favourite stories including: The Wolf who Cried Boy and Dinner in the Lions' Den and the highly acclaimed Angels, Angels all around. Sales of his books are in excess of one million copies. Bob divides his time between writing and storytelling in schools and libraries.
- Contents: * Introduction * The Mouse And The Lion * The Crow And The Jar * The Fox And The Grapes * The City Mouse And The Country Mouse * The Ant And The Dung Beetle * The Fox And The Raven * The Wolf In Sheep's Clothing * The Dog And The River * The Tortoise And The Hare * The Wolf And The Dog