The Tortoise And The Hare: An Aesop Fable

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TO COMMEMORATE THE RELAUNCH OF “READING RAINBOW,” WE HERE AT OUTLOOK-12 HAVE DEDICATED THIS MONTH’S EXTRA LONG SCHOOL LIBRARY SECTION TO BOOKS FEATURED ON THE EMMY AND PEABODY AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM. 

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“THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE: AN AESOP FABLE”
Adapted and illustrated by Janet Stevens
Publisher: Holiday House ISBN-13: 978-0823405640

Aesop’s fables are among the best known and most loved of children’s literature.  In this retelling of the classic tale, cartoonish images and amusing visual touches give the story a modern feel without betraying its timeless messages of the importance of perseverance and the pitfalls of overconfidence.  The tortoise, for example, now wears blue sneakers as he sweats and runs on two legs.  The hare, on the other hand, sports a pair of brightly colored, striped running shorts.  And as an extra learning lesson, many of the animals in the story have the first letter of their names on their shirts (T for Tortoise, H for Hare, etc).