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The Classic Treasury Of Aesop's Fables: Illustrated by Don Daily [Hardcover]

Don Daily
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Aug. 27 1999 Children's Illustrated Classics S
A timeless collection of twenty of Aesop's best-loved fables - punctuated by the age-old morals that have instructed countless generations. Accompanied by beautiful, full-color illustrations from award-winning artist Don Daily, this volume highlights such fables as "The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs," "The Mouse and the Frog," and the one and only "The Tortoise and the Hare."

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Don Daily (1940-2002) illustrated many classic children's books and anthologies for Courage Books. He also created posters for many films, including The Lone Ranger, The Great Santini, and Roots. Daily's work has appeared in such magazines as Reader's Digest, Cosmopolitan, and Good Housekeeping. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Fables with Classic Illustrations Feb. 23 2000
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Format:Hardcover
This is a beautiful classic book you'll want to give to your children and your grandchildren. There is at least one large beautiful illustration for each fable. The text size could be a bit larger, but the illustrations more than make up for it. The moral of each fable is at the bottom of the page.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, but not what I expected Dec 21 2002
Format:Hardcover
It is true - the drawings in this book are beautiful. However, I was hoping that the telling of the fables would have more of the original flavor. The stories have been updated to at least the 20th century. I am sure that when Aesop told the stories, the Country Mouse and the City Mouse didn't have to dodge automobiles and miss stepping in bubblegum. It was misleading that Aesop is listed as "editor" because the stories are not as he told them.
The overall messages (ie morals) are there. I just was disappointed that it was so updated. I'm sure that serves its purpose, but it wasn't what I wanted.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book April 11 2000
Format:Hardcover
I am starting my collection of children's books for my son. He is still a baby, but he loves to look at the big, interesting, and colorful pictures in this book. It is nice because there are very short stories for times when baby is particularly wriggley and it is time for bed, and longer stories for a growing attention span. He just likes the pictures right now. He tries to touch the animals on the pages. I like the fables because they teach good morals. This is one of those books that stays high on the bookshelf and can be a treasure for generations.
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