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Mr Aesop's Story Shop
Mr Aesop's Story Shop

Mr Aesop's Story Shop

Adapted by Bob Hartman, Illustrated by Jago Silver


48 Pages, 8.5 x 10.5

Hardcover Picture Book, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $16.99)

Publication Date: June 2011

ISBN 9780745969152

Rights: US & CA

(Jun 2011)

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


Ten of Aesop's fables are given witty, fresh retellings by a modern storyteller

Ten of Aesop's fables are given witty, fresh retellings by a modern storyteller "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 humor, irony, action, and clever dialogue to these retellings of 10 of Aesop's fables, which he has woven into an entertaining tale about a man who tells stories for a living. A rich mix of familiar and less well-known tales have been 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 behavior—but these quirky stories are far from being typical morality tales. Animated, witty illustrations echo the fun flavor of the text.


"fresh approach to the classic collection...effective context for the fables." —Kirkus Reviews

"A worthwhile addition to collections that don’t already have numerous Aesop anthologies on the shelves."—Booklist

"Nodding toward Greek frescoes, Jago’s warm and expressive collages are a strong complement to these inviting retellings."—Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Bob Hartman is a highly acclaimed storyteller and the author of more than a dozen books, including Grumblebunny, Easter Angels, The Lion Storybook of Animal Tales, The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book, and The Wolf Who Cried Boy. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jago Silver is the illustrator of The Jesus Storybook Bible and Myron's Magic Cow.