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The Lion Classic Aesop's Fables

Lion Classic Series

By Aesop, Margaret McAllister (Retold by), Amanda Hall (Illustrated by)

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Format: Hardcover, 126 pages
Other Information: Colour illustrations throughout
Published In: UK, 23 September 2011
Aesop's Fables have much to teach, and have provided inspiration for children's books through the centuries and around the world. Their wisdom is welcomed by librarians and book lovers, as an essential addition to the bookshelf. In this highly illustrated collection, Margaret McAllister turns her pen to retelling these great stories. Stylishly written, Margaret covers all the best-loved fables as well as those that are less well-known. Along with its distinctive selection of stories - 28 in total - this collection is set-apart by its sensitive illustrations from Amanda Hall, whose graceful depictions of people and animals bring these fables alive. Timeless in its presentation and full of lasting values, this stylish hardback is a perfect gift for children to treasure and enjoy.

MARGARET MCALLISTER has published children's fiction with OUP (as part of their Reading Tree series) and with Bloomsbury, for whom she was shortlisted for the Ottakar's Children's Book Prize. Her books for Lion are The Life Shop and High Crag Linn. AMANDA HALL is noted for her stylish illustrations of folk tales and legends. She is the illustrator of The Lion Day-by-Day Bible.

About the Author

Margaret McAllister is an experienced author for children, first published in 1997. She has written a number of books for leading publishers, and has been shortlisted for the Ottakar's Children's Book Prize. She specialises in historical fiction. Amanda Hall is an award-winning international illustrator, noted for her stylish illustrations of folk tales and legends. With a lush and decorative style which demonstrates a love of colour, her children's books are often mythical and timeless. Amanda studied Graphic Art at what is now the Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge. Having travelled Amanda finds herself drawn to illustrating ethnic tales and legends in a style that uses watercolours and crayon to build layers of colour and texture.

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"Nicely composed and often richly colored, the illustrations add immensely to the book's appeal... larger libraries will want to include this attractive collection" Booklist online"

EAN: 9780745962009
ISBN: 0745962009
Publisher: Lion Children's Books
Dimensions: 24.38 x 17.02 x 1.27 centimetres (0.54 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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