Birds of a Feather: And Other Aesop's Fables

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (14) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $18.00   
  • Used (12) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$18.00
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(36)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Hardcover New in New dust jacket 0688104002. New book and dust jacket. No marks.

Ships from: Ellington, CT

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$60.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(139)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Paxton and Rayevsky are on a roll--in their fourth joint venture they return once again to Aesop territory, putting their unique spin on 10 more of the master's fables. Some of the stories in this collection are familiar, such as ``Birds of a Feather'' and ``The Pot Calls the Kettle Black''; others are more obscure, but all feature stock characters from Aesop--braggarts who get their comeuppance, pranksters who are outfoxed--as well as such timeless wisdom as the value of kindness, the importance of sharing, and the fact that verbal persuasion is always better than physical force. Singer-songwriter Paxton's spirited verse is delicious as always, especially the neat couplets that sum up the moral of each story (``One can't go wrong if one believes / There is no honor among thieves''). And Rayevsky's sly, punk-modern illustrations, with their distinctive long, lean lines and occasional dark undertones of ferocious humor, make this the ultimate Aesop for the '90s. Ages 4-up. (Apr.)
Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Outrageous caricatures and fables told in tongue tripping verse make this masterful version a perfect choice. Penned by a singer-songwriter, the stories come alive with oral reading, full of lively repetition and wit. There are ten fables in the collection, all memorable, all replete with mischievous animals, character imperfections and lessons for life.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-- This most recent collection by the popular team ( Aesop's Fables 1988; Belling the Cat and Other Aesop's Fables 1990; and Androcles and the Lion and Other Aesop's Fables 1991; all Morrow) is not entirely successful. Among the 10 retellings in verse are several that will be familiar to most readers: ``The Wind and the Sun,'' ``The Frogs Choose a King,'' and ``The Laborer and the Nightingale.'' The verses are jaunty and, for the most part, free of difficult rhyme schemes; as with the earlier books, morals are affixed to each tale. Rayevsky's accompanying illustrations feature a dizzying array of locations: an Old West landscape, a commedia dell'arte stage, and a contemporary poker game. Adding to the visual confusion is the mind-boggling mixture of media and styles. In addition to pen-and-ink with watercolor washes, he also utilizes chalk pastel drawings on colored paper and acrylic paintings with touches of wax crayon. Any of these techniques is intriguing on its own, but all three together disrupt the visual flow. The depiction of the characters is also inconsistent; in one place a lion has a paw while in another spot, a similar lion has a human hand. The illustrations work against each other and against the selections, making it difficult to imagine an audience for this book. --Denise Anton Wright, Illinois State University, Normal
Carolyn Phelan
As did Paxton and Rayevsky's three earlier books of Aesop's fables, this volume has a sophisticated look despite its picture book format. Most of the 10 fables retold here are not widely known, although some children may remember "The Wind and the Sun" from picture book versions. The cast of characters is eclectic: here a medieval peasant, there a cowboy, and, often, animals appearing in dandified dress. Paxton's rhymed verse tells the tales succinctly and sometimes wittily, making even the morals palatable in context. Rayevsky's full-color illustrations use graceful, elongated figures to play out the little dramas. Not a childlike version, but a picture book that older children might find intriguing.
From Barnes & Noble
Folksinger & celebrated children's author Paxton packages Aesop's wise and witty fables in some wonderfully spirited verse. Includes "The Cat & the Fox," "The Laborer & the Nightingale," more. 8" x 11". Color illus. All ages
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688104009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/1993
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 4 years

Meet the Author

Tom Paxton
Tom Paxton

Tom Paxton, author of The Story of the Tooth Fairy and The Story of Santa Claus, lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)