The Orchard Book of Aesop's Fables
A timeless collection of over twenty of Aesop's best-loved fables, including favourites such as The Hare and the Tortoise, Town Mouse and Country Mouse, Dog in the Manger and The Lion and the Mouse. The tales are retold with warmth and humour by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and brought to life by Emma Chichester Clark's exquisitely playful and distinctive artwork.
Celebrating 10 years of this timeless collection of Aesop's favourite tales, retold by Michael Morpurgo - author of War Horse - and illustrated by renowned artist, Emma Chichester Clark.
Morpurgo's rhthymic, very accessible language and Chichester Clark's amusing and lively artwork combine perfectly to make this book an absolute joy to read alone and as a group ... These are stories for the Literacy Strategy and beyond. -- Junior Education 20050501
Michael Morpurgo has written over 95 titles and won, or been shortlisted, for numerous awards, including winning the Whitbread for The Wreck of Zanzibar, the Smarties Prize for The Butterfly Lion, The Children's Book Award for Kensuke's Kingdom and several shortlistings for the Carnegie Medal. Michael's books have also been translated into over 20 languages and have won him international awards such as The Prix Sorciere in France, The Best Book of the Year in the US and the Silver Pencil in Holland. And of course, Michael's wonderful writing has now won him the title of Children's Laureate. Alongside his writing, Michael has found time to set up and run, with his wife, a charity called Farms for City Children. For this they were both awarded an MBE. Michael lives on a farm himself in Devon.