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DescriptionHonouring the path of a slave, this dramatic picture-book biography and concise anthology of Aesop's most child-friendly fables tells how a child born into slavery in ancient Greece found a way to speak out against injustice by using the skill and wit of his storytelling storytelling that has survived for 2,500 years. Stunningly illustrated by two-time Caldecott Honor winner Pamela Zagarenski. The Tortoise and the Hare. The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The Fox and the Crow. For over 2,500 years, Aesop's fables have inspired generations of storytellers. Each of his stories has a lesson to tell, but Aesop's true-life story is perhaps the most inspiring tale of them all. Gracefully revealing the genesis of his tales, brought to life with stunning illustrations by two-time Caldecott Honor winner Pamela Zagarenski, this true story of Aesop, a child born into slavery in ancient Greece, shows how fables liberated him from captivity and spread wisdom over a millennium. This is the only children's book biography about him. AGES: 4 to 7 AUTHOR: Ian Lendler is the author of the acclaimed Stratford Zoo graphic novel series and the picture books, Undone Fairy Tale, Saturday, and One Day A Dot. He is at one with the universe, but only when eating pizza. He lives near San Francisco, CA. Pamela Zagarenski is the winner of two Caldecott Honors. The books she has illustrated have also been Booklist Editor's Choices, Horn Book Fanfare and Bulletin Blue Ribbon books, winners of Bank Street's Claudia Lewis Award, and translated into many languages. As well as illustrating picture books, she creates paintings and has a gift card line. She lives in Connecticut.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
1 May 2020
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