La Fontaine's wise fables are told again in rhyme. The silly grasshopper who danced away the summer begs again at the...

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THE FABLES OF LA FONTAINE

La Fontaine's wise fables are told again in rhyme. The silly grasshopper who danced away the summer begs again at the thrifty ant's door; the gullible crow loses his cheese to the flattering fox who persuaded him to drop it; and the conceited rabbit slumbers away the race while the tortoise wins. Verse translation seems sometimes contrived, sometimes obscure, but Simonne Baudoin's illustrations add beautiful emphasis to these classic object lessons.

Pub Date: Aug. 1, 1957

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1957