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The Resource Fables from Aesop, adapted and illustrated by Tom Lynch

Fables from Aesop, adapted and illustrated by Tom Lynch

Label
Fables from Aesop
Title
Fables from Aesop
Statement of responsibility
adapted and illustrated by Tom Lynch
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of familiar short moral tales
Review
  • Gr 3-5-The lessons are boldly fresh, yet old as time, in this baker's dozen of stories set in rough-hewn appliqu scenes. The ubiquitous tortoise and hare open the assembly of well-known and less familiar tales. Other old favorites include the competition between the Sun and the North Wind, the mouse that rescues the lion, and the fox that flatters the crow into dropping its bit of cheese. The narrative is generally competent, faithful to the spare language usually associated with Aesop. Occasionally Lynch incorporates contemporary vernacular that seems a bit out of sync with other more formal and reserved passages. "`Hold on there,' said the Tortoise. `I'll bet if we had a race I would win!' `You've got to be kidding!' laughed the Hare. `Okay slowpoke, let's go!'" Occasionally the required morals are a bit ponderous: "So remember! Regrets and precautions are useless after misfortune has come." The prose waivers, but the homely creatures stitched in deep-hued fabrics are consistently humorous and appealing. The crude shapes and simple stitches are a nice blend of childlike and more sophisticated artistry. Readers already familiar with the fables and those meeting them for the first time will enjoy this striking presentation.-Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
  • The coarsely stitched fabric collages illustrating these 13 retold fables aren't all that's patchy about Lynch's picture-book debut. He writes with an informality that can be engaging: " 'Hold on there,' said the Tortoise. 'I'll bet if we had a race I would win!' 'You've got to be kidding!' laughed the Hare. 'Okay, slowpoke, let's go!' " Unfortunately, the informal writing is sometimes just amateurish—Aesop "was freed by his masters on account of his intelligence"—and it mixes in too-sketchy renditions of several lesser-known fables. Readers will scratch their heads over Zeus's seemingly unprovoked condemnation of Snake in "The Unwelcome Guest," or the story of a fox who grows too fat to escape after gobbling a shepherd's lunch. Oddly, this is billed as a lesson in patience rather than greed. Confusing, too, is the awkwardly worded final moral: "A false appearance, no matter how believable, is no match for the real thing." At its best, the art shows a fresh, lively sense of color and design, but that too varies. Clumsy work next to the likes of Sogabe's elegant Aesop's Fox (1999) or Cuyler's Roadsigns: A Harey Race with a Tortoise (p. 957). (Picture book/folktale. 7-10) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2000)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
112155
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lynch, Tom
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
Reading level
4.1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Aesop
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fables, Greek
  • Fables
  • Folklore
Target audience
primary
Label
Fables from Aesop, adapted and illustrated by Tom Lynch
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
391364
Dimensions
25 x 28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780670889488
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
00008088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670889488
  • (Sirsi) ACZ-9172
Label
Fables from Aesop, adapted and illustrated by Tom Lynch
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
391364
Dimensions
25 x 28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780670889488
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
00008088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670889488
  • (Sirsi) ACZ-9172

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