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Goose Fables in Russian & English (PB)

Goose Fables in Russian & English (PB)
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Goose Fables (The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg) in English & Russian retold by Shaun Chatto

Product ID: 503600     ISBN-10: 1846110882
Categories: Children's Books, Children's Books > Grades 3~5, Children's Books > Grades K~2, Classroom/Schools
Supporting language: Russian
Platforms/media types: Printed Matter
This book includes two well known fables in one book wittily retold by Shaun Chatto and gloriously illustrated by Jago. Aesopís The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg, set in a Europe of times gone by, explores humankindís greed. By contrast, in the Buddhist fable Tortoise and the Geese, can the tortoise stop talking long enough to fly south with his friends the Geese Brothers? Note: Depending on language edition, title will appear as "Goose Fables" or "The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg" BOOK REVIEW: This book comprises two fables: Aesopís The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg, and the Buddhist tale The Tortoise and the Geese. In The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg, a foolish hunter captures a goose. When the creature lays a curious-looking egg, he doesnít know what to do! He brings the egg to a friend in town who recognizes that it is, in fact, a golden egg. The hunter is able to sell the eggs, and begins to lead a life of luxury. Sadly, ďlike many people, the huntsman wasnít happy with what he hadĒ and he decides to cut open the goose to get all the eggs at once. His greed is his downfall. In the second fable The Tortoise and the Geese, tortoise just wonít stop talking. Eventually the other animals canít stand it and leave him to talk to himself. One autumn, two geese come to his pond and befriend him. When it is time for them to fly home, tortoise begs to accompany them. He has devised a way for them to carry him. The geese have to hold a piece of wood and tortoise must hang onto it with his mouth. The only catch is: he canít talk! Needless to say, he cannot resist and falls from the sky, only to land on a leafy bush and almost on hare. Tortoise apologizes to hare and admits that sometimes he talks without thinking - tortoise has learned his lesson. Both fables are illustrated by award-winning childrenís book illustrator, Jago. On his website, Jago describes himself as ďloving strong colors and interesting textures.Ē This is apparent in the beautiful and unusual illustrations in these stories. Jago is also the illustrator of other Language Lizard offerings such as Fox Fables, The Elves and the Shoemaker, and Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat