The Bear, the Bat and the Dove: Three Stories from Aesop

The Bear, the Bat and the Dove: Three Stories from Aesop


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The Bear, the Bat and the Dove: Three Stories from Aesop by Rob Cleveland, Baird Hoffmire

Three inspiring fables from Greek storyteller, Aesop.
In this collection of three lesser known Aesop Fables, you will learn why bats fly at night, why you should pick your friends carefully, and why even a tiny ant could be your guardian angel.
When most people think of Aesop's Fables they think of classic stories like “The Tortoise and the Hare” or “The Country Mouse and the City Mouse”. But there is a wide range of lesser known fables credited to Aesop including the three stories in the The Bear, the Bat, and the Dove retold by Rob Cleveland. “The Bear and the Two Travelers” tells a story of loyalty and trust as a bear threatens the lives of two friends. “Why Bat Flies at Night” tells the story of a bat that must choose a side in the battle between the birds of the sky and the land animals. Finally, “The Ant and the Dove” tells the story about a brave ant that repays a dove for saving his life when a bird catcher is about to trap the dove. This trilogy of Greek folktales teaches readers about the importance of courage and fairness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874838107
Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/25/2006
Series: Story Cove Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.96(w) x 7.66(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Rob Cleveland Bio: Rob Cleveland is an award winning author, professional storyteller, workshop leader, accomplished film and stage actor, as well as a popular comedian. Rob has authored seven Story Cove picture books. He is also a popular keynote speaker for state and regional reading conferences where he shares his perspective on the unique role that folktales play in our lives and the critical contribution that the oral tradition can make in helping young children develop their core reading skills. In addition, Rob is storyteller-in-residence at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta. His talent for crafting memorable stories landed him at Emory University Law School where he leads workshops for law students about how to tell an engaging story. Recently, he adapted, directed and appeared in a series of slave stories from The Adventures of High John the Conqueror for the National Black Arts Festival. Although Rob travels across the country, he lives with his family in Atlanta, Georgia.
Baird Hoffmire Bio: Baird Hoffmire is an animator, illustrator, graphic designer and exhibiting artist. He resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his beautiful wife, Jane and his equally lovely daughters, Sadie and Harper. With a BFA in Illustration from Western Carolina University and a BFA in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Atlanta, Baird has been working as a professional artist for over ten years. His illustrations in Story Cove picture books and animated stories have been enjoyed by tens of thousands of children around the world. Besides painting, illustrating books and spending time with his family, Baird loves to play basketball.

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