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FREDERICK'S FABLES  by Leo Lionni Kirkus Star

FREDERICK'S FABLES

A Treasury Of 16 Favorite Leo Lionni Stories

By Leo Lionni

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1985
ISBN: 0679888268
Publisher: Pantheon

A splendid collection of some of Lionni's best-known and best-loved works. Lionni's stories are simple and elegant; his pictures are nothing short of stunning. In all, there are 13 tales, featuring such favorites as "Frederick," "Fish Is Fish," "Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse," "Cornelius," and "The Alphabet Tree.' Their greatest strength lies in their appeal to a child's imagination, which is expounded upon in Bruno Bettelheim's enlightening introduction. Splashy colors, inventive collages, whimsy, and a sense of wonder are all here in abundance. Not to be missed.