Aesop's Fables, Retold by Elli Woollard

Elli Woollard

Illustrated by

Ages 3-5
03 October 2019
96 pages


A beautiful gift edition of Aesop’s Fables featuring eight classic stories, charmingly retold in rhyming verse with stunning illustrations.

Bringing together the incredible talents of award-winning illustrator and Booktrust Time to Read favourite, Marta Altés and author and poet, Elli Woollard, this unique collection of Aesop’s Fables is a fresh and funny take on an enduring classic. Richly illustrated throughout by Marta Altés, author of Little Monkey, this is perfect for new and younger readers and will delight children and adults alike.

Meet the town mouse and his country cousin, discover what happens to the boy who cried wolf one too many times and find out just how the tortoise beat the boastful hare.

A perfect companion title to Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, retold by Elli Woollard, created by the same winning team.

Stories include:
Two Travellers and the Bear
The Hare and the Tortoise
The Boy who cried Wolf
The Donkey in the Lion's Skin
The Dog and his Reflection
The Baboon and the Fox
The Peacock and the Crane
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

There’s a great balance between the morals of these traditional tales and a sense of fun and humour, bound up in a beautiful edition to treasure for years to come.
Who doesn't love an Aesop's fable? Clever animals and silly humans; animals behaving like humans portraying a code which enables the weak and powerless t o speak out against the strong and powerful without fear of punishment. Ancient tales that teach a moral and have stood the test of time. Couple a special selection of these celebrated fables with the brilliant rhyming talent of the author as she retells the stories in a lively, contemporary way, then add the stunningly beautiful illustrations by an award-winning artist and the result is a book t o treasure by young and old alike