Texas Aesop's Fables

Texas Aesop's Fables

by David Davis, Sue Ward
     
 

"The fables are fun to read, and they provide easy-to-understand lessons for young Texans."
--Abilene Reporter-News

In thirty-three parables, master storyteller David Davis retells age-old lessons about life, fairness, and honesty with a Texas twist. From classic stories, such as "The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs," to new western legends, like "The Cowpoke Who

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"The fables are fun to read, and they provide easy-to-understand lessons for young Texans."
--Abilene Reporter-News

In thirty-three parables, master storyteller David Davis retells age-old lessons about life, fairness, and honesty with a Texas twist. From classic stories, such as "The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs," to new western legends, like "The Cowpoke Who Fooled His Friends," this collection teaches children the importance of telling the truth and treating everyone with respect.

Every short story ends with a summary of the moral learned, and colorful illustrations make each tale an adventure for all readers. From the beautiful prairie godmother who grants wishes in the Guadalupe River to the sneaky coyote who tricks all the animals he encounters, every character adds Texas magic and humor to these timeless fables.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

K-Gr 5

This collection of Aesop's fables rewritten to incorporate a Southwestern flavor may have regional appeal only as the retellings are full of unfamiliar colloquial phrases and words like "ramuda " and "vaquero." There is no glossary. The language is often stilted or cumbersome. The humorous illustrations are colorful but also somewhat static; the characters' expressions and actions appear frozen. Jerry Pinkney's Aesop Fables (SeaStar, 2000) and Brad Sneed's Aesop's Fables (Dial, 2003) are better choices.-Kirsten Cutler, Sonoma County Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589805699
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,179,627
Product dimensions:
11.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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