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Mr Aesop's Story Shop Jago Silver, Bob Hartman

ISBN:
9780745962986
Published:
21st October 2011
Format:
Paperback
Dimensions:
48 pages: 260mm x 215mm
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'My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell and stories to tell. Stop for a moment - and enjoy!' Bob Hartman uses all his skills as a storyteller to add humour, irony, action and clever dialogue to these new retellings of ten of Aesop's fables, which he has woven into an entertaining tale about a man who tells stories for a living. Included is a rich mix of familiar and less well-known tales selected for their relevance to the life of children today. Streetwise tricksters get their comeuppance, virtue is rewarded, and readers are shown the benefits of good behaviour - but with the Hartman touch these stories are far from being the typical moral tale. Animated, witty and characterful illustrations echo the flavour of the text.
Contents: Introduction 5 The Mouse and the Lion 7 The Crow and the Jar 12 The Fox and the Grapes 16 The City Mouse and the Country Mouse 20 The Ant and the Dung Beetle 25 The Fox and the Raven 28 The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing 32 The Dog and the River 36 The Tortoise and the Hare 39 The Wolf and the Dog 44

Bob Hartman is a performance storyteller par excellence. He has been entertaining audiences on both sides of the Atlantic for over 25 years with his books and performances, which bring together retellings of Bible stories and traditional tales from around the world with his own imaginative stories.

His books are full of humour and insight, whilst his storytelling sessions are exciting, engaging, dynamic – and above all, interactive!

He is well known for his hugely popular The Lion Storyteller books, the Telling the Bible series, and the highly acclaimed picture books: The Wolf Who Cried Boy, Dinner in the Lions' Den and The Three Billy Goats' Stuff.

 

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