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Fabulas de Animales

1978 Fábulas de Animales: La zorra y la cigüeña. Según la fábula de La Fontaine, adaptada por Elvy Ross y Nenúfar Orge. Ilustraciones de Nemo. Oversize pamphlet. Buenos Aires: Fábulas de Animales #9 of 12: Acme Agency. $2.45 from T. Cook, Washington, IA, through eBay, Sept., '03.

This is an attractive large ( 9" x 11¾") pamphlet of twelve pages, with strong full-page colored illustrations. The version of FS follows La Fontaine. The centerfold and the last illustration may be the two strongest here, since they show the respective frustration of the two characters. Unlike other books in this series, this book does not use proper names.

1978 Fábulas de Animales: La urraca que se vistió con plumas de pavo real. Según la fábula de La Fontaine, adaptada por Elvy Ross y Nenúfar Orge. Ilustraciones de Nemo. Oversize pamphlet. Buenos Aires: Fábulas de Animales #10 of 12: Acme Agency. $2.45 from T. Cook, Washington, IA, through eBay, Sept., '03.

This is an attractive large ( 9" x 11¾") pamphlet of twelve pages, with strong full-page colored illustrations. The version of BF follows La Fontaine. The crow here is named Ursula. Notice the chicks playing "tug of war" with a borrowed feather on 10. Her fellow crows receive her back at the end of the story. Perhaps the cover illustration is the best, since Ursula's eyes are the most patently vain there!

1978 Fábulas de Animales: La tortuga y los dos patos. Según la fábula de La Fontaine, adaptada por Elvy Ross y Nenúfar Orge. Ilustraciones de Nemo. Oversize pamphlet. Buenos Aires: Fábulas de Animales #11 of 12: Acme Agency. $2.45 from T. Cook, Washington, IA, through eBay, Sept., '03.

This is an attractive large ( 9" x 11¾") pamphlet of twelve pages, with strong full-page colored illustrations. The version of TT follows La Fontaine. The tortoise has a name: "Sinforosa." The turning point of the story comes when he shouts back to the people "Yes, it's me, Sinforosa!" Good-bye, Sinforosa! His fall creates a hole in the ground! The double-page illustration at the centerfold is lovely.

1978 Fábulas de Animales: El gato y la zorra. Según la fábula de La Fontaine, adaptada por Elvy Ross y Nenúfar Orge. Ilustraciones de Nemo. Oversize pamphlet. Buenos Aires: Fábulas de Animales #12 of 12: Acme Agency. $2.45 from T. Cook, Washington, IA, through eBay, Sept., '03.

This is an attractive large ( 9" x 11¾") pamphlet of twelve pages, with strong full-page colored illustrations. The version of "The Fox and the Cat" follows La Fontaine. The fox is named Juliana, and the cat Micifuz. The two are cooking a chicken as the attack comes. The fox had stolen the chicken, with the cat's help, at the beginning of the story. The illustration work here may be the best of the series' good work. Three strong double-page spreads in a row show the cookout, the chase, and the parting of the ways because of the two animals' different methods of escape. Micifuz waves good-bye. Just a few pages later, he will again salute Juliana, but in very different circumstances.

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