Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Aesop's Fables (Race Point Publishing)

Aesop's Fables are some of the best known stories in mankind's history. They have been told and re-told in many different media with one of the most famous examples being Looney Tunes. Some of the better know Fables include The Fox and the Grapes, The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, and The Hare and the Tortoise. Not all the fables come with lessons at the end, but you can pretty much infer the meaning of the story on its own. Race Point Publishing recently released a hardcover version of Aesop's Fables.

Pros
The book is complete in that it has all 284 fables included in it.
It is beautifully illustrated by Milo Winter and contains 70+ illustrations in it.

Cons
There is no Table of Contents, merely an alphabetical list of fables at the end of the book.
The pages are a little bit thin so the words and illustrations bleed through when reading it.

Overall, I have mixed feelings about it. The book is sturdy and beautiful on a shelf, but it will gather dust quickly, and unfortunately, it has the kind of cover that will catch the dust. It is complete in nature though, whereas a lot of books abridge the fables or only print the popular ones. I would give the book 3.5 out of 5 stars. It is good, but it could have been better.

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