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Frederick's Fables : A Treasury of 16 Favorite Leo Lionni Stories

by Leo Lionni

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Series: Leo Lionni's Little Mice (collection)

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A collection of fourteen of Lionni's previously published books, presented in the same format.



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"Frederick" is my favorite picture book from my childhood, but I barely came into contact with any of the other stories here until reading this collection as an adult. It's too bad, because each of them is beautiful. Fish imagine the world outside the sea full of fishes with wings and udders and clothes; crocodiles stand on their hind legs and become influencers; and mice wear masks for Mardi Gras and come to believe they are the things they pretend to be. ( )
  andystardust | May 9, 2020 |
Near fine condition
  JamesLemons | Apr 17, 2020 |
One of my favourite and most-read books as as child. Like Aesop's fables, but weirder... ( )
  somethingbrighter | Sep 11, 2018 |
Amazing introduction. Poetic & provocative. For example, as a youngster, hanging about museums & watching the copyists, he 'discovered the creative delights of craftsmanship, and the pleasure of recognizing the solidity of one's lonely self in the midst of a crowd.'

And of course the illustrations are amazing, too. The stories, well, let's just say some aren't as strong as others. And different readers will agree with the sentiments differently. Best shared in a small group and discussed, one at a time.

My 14 yo read some (he's got a cold and can't concentrate on his own books - he says An Extraordinary Egg is cute. I agree it'w one of the better ones.

Note - this collection needs must compress, so much artwork from the independent books is lost. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
A collection of fables for young children
  RachelHollingsworth | Feb 27, 2015 |
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Reprint of works originally published 1960-1994 with a new introduction and three added stories.
This book contains:
Frederick --
Fish is fish --
Alexander and the wind-up mouse --
The biggest house in the world --
Geraldine, the music mouse --
Tico and the golden wings --
Cornelius --
Swimmy --
In the rabbitgarden --
Theodore and the talking mushroom --
A color of his own --
The greentail mouse --
The alphabet tree --
Matthew's dream --
Six crows --
An extraordinary egg.
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