TWO FOOLS AND A FAKER: Three Lebanese Folk Tales by Gloria--Adapt. Skurzynski

TWO FOOLS AND A FAKER: Three Lebanese Folk Tales

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Three lightweight tales, competently told and illustrated with fluent drawings that exaggerate the expressions but don't vitalize the scene or story. You'll recognize the first, about a poor shepherd saving up to get married and imagining how he will discipline his sons, as a transplanted ""Don't Count Your Chickens Before They're Hatched."" In the second, two schemers trick a poor farmer out of his donkey by pretending that it's a human transformed by a curse; and in the last a false schoolmaster is caught in his deception when he's asked to read a villager's letter and can't make out the writing. Acceptable, especially where the coverage is a consideration.

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1977
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard