Cry wolf and other Aesop fables / selected by Naomi Lewis ; paintes by Barry Castle.
- ISBN: 0195207106 (hb.)
- Physical Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
- Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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- Baker & Taylor
Offers a combination of unique otherworldly paintings with lyrical and fresh retellings of the world's most famous fables to emphasize the value of plain common sense
- Oxford University Press
Cry Wolf! Haste makes waste! Sour grapes! These familiar expressions come from stories that have been told around the world for more than two thousand years. Their reputed author Aesop lived in the 6th century BC, and is said by the Greek historian Herodotus to have been a slave on the island of Samos. Legend has it that Aesop was an ugly, deformed little man whose audience laughed at his appearance but also at his brilliant story-telling.
Using mostly animals as characters, especially the fox, the wolf and the lion, each of Aesop's fables demonstrates a moral. The tales stress the value of plain common sense: how to save one's own skin; things are not always as they seem; please all, please none.
In this magical presentation Barry Castle's stunning paintings, with their unique other-wordly quality, combine with Naomi Lewis' lyrical retelling of Aesop to create an exciting new version of these classic stories.