Told and Retold: Around the World with Aesop's Fables (Hardcover)

Told and Retold: Around the World with Aesop's Fables By Holly Berry Cover Image
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A gorgeous new take on Aesop's Fables with stories from around the world masterfully illustrated by an award-winning print-maker.

The world is connected, and so are our stories. In this picture book, stunningly illustrated with Holly Berry's hand-carved wood cuts, we're introduced to short versions of Aesop's Fables as they're told in various corners of the globe.
The stories included are:
The Heron (USA, New England marsh)
The Lion and the Mouse (African plains)
The Ants and the Grasshopper (China) 
The Tortoise and the Hare (USA, southwestern desert)
The Fox and the Grapes (Israel)
The Bear and the Bees (Andes Mountains)
The Crow and the Pitcher (Greece)
The Two Goats (Swiss Alps) 
The Wolf and the Crane (Siberia) 
Praise for Told and Retold: Around the World with Aesop's Fables:
"The stories are short and sweet, but better than the neat retellings are the beautiful block-print illustrations...Gorgeously crafted wordless pages between subsets of stories give readers a chance to pause and reflect...A vivid, charming take on these beloved fables." Kirkus

About the Author

Holly Berry is the illustrator of many award-winning children's picture books, including Market Day by Eve Bunting and The Impudent Rooster by Sabina Rascol. She received a BFA in illustration from RISD and is also an accomplished linoleum block printmaker. Her illustrations have adorned children's games, toys, T-shirts, and magazines. She loves cats, and has two wonderful daughters and a great husband. A native of Maine, she most recently bought a tractor to better care for the wild blueberry farm where she lives and works. You can visit her online at

Praise For…

"A vivid, charming take on these beloved fables." Kirkus Reviews

"A  fresh  take  on  fables  with  a  central  theme...recommended." School Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593351529
ISBN-10: 0593351525
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: August 16th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English


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