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2016 The Boy Who Cried Wolf.  Adapted by Teresa Mlawer.  Illustrated by Olga Cuéllar.  Paperbound.  Canandaigua, NY: Timeless Fables:  Adirondack Books.  $4.99 from Amazon, April, '17.

This is a 24-page 8" square pamphlet.  Young Peter and his dog Lucas go out every day to take care of the sheep on the hillside overlooking town.  Upon his first "Wolf!" cry, his mother finds him hiding behind a rock "roaring with laughter."  Admonished by his mother, Peter promises that he will never do it again.  After a few days, he is again lonely and bored.  This time some of the villagers refuse to respond, but his parents do -- and find him "laughing hysterically."  Of course the wolf soon does attack.  Cuéllar gives him strong red eyes.  Peter is clever enough to throw his lunch basket at him and hit him on the nose.  The "Lucas touch" is very nice in this pleasant little booklet.  The negative lesson about lying is balanced by his parents' pride that he saved the sheep.

2016 The Boy Who Cried Wolf; El niño que gritó: "¡Que viene el lobo!"  Adapted by Teresa Mlawer.  Illustrated by Olga Cuéllar.  First printing.  Paperbound.  Canandaigua, NY: Timeless Fables; Fábulas de Siempre: Adirondack Books.  $2.50 from Renaissance Books Mitchell Airport, Milwaukee, July, '18.

Here is the bilingual version of a booklet already in the collection: English on left-hand pages and Spanish on right-hand pages.  As I wrote there, this is a 24-page 8" square pamphlet.  Young Peter and his dog Lucas go out every day to take care of the sheep on the hillside overlooking town.  Upon his first "Wolf!" cry, his mother finds him hiding behind a rock "roaring with laughter."  Admonished by his mother, Peter promises that he will never do it again.  After a few days, he is again lonely and bored.  This time some of the villagers refuse to respond, but his parents do -- and find him "laughing hysterically."  Of course the wolf soon does attack.  Cuéllar gives him strong red eyes.  Peter is clever enough to throw his lunch basket at him and hit him on the nose.  The "Lucas touch" is very nice in this pleasant little booklet.  The negative lesson about lying is balanced by his parents' pride that he saved the sheep.

2016 The Lion and the Mouse.  Adapted by Teresa Mlawer.  Illustrated by Olga Cuéllar.  First printing.  Paperbound.  Canandaigua, NY: Timeless Fables:  Adirondack Books.  $4.99 from Amazon, Nov., '17. 

This is a 24-page 8" square pamphlet.  This version presents a curious, aggressive, adventuresome mouse who pulls the sleeping lion's eyelid open.  Not a good idea!  "You never know" is the mouse's good response a few lines later.  The next event comes a few weeks later, when the mouse recognizes the roar that he hears.  We learn here that a small friend can be a big help.

2016 The Lion and the Mouse; El león y el ratón.  Adapted by Teresa Mlawer.  Illustrated by Olga Cuéllar.  First printing.  Paperbound.  Canandaigua, NY: Timeless Fables; Fábulas de Siempre:  Adirondack Books.  $2.50 from Renaissance Books Mitchell Airport, Milwaukee, July, '18.

Here is the bilingual version of a booklet already in the collection: English on left-hand pages and Spanish on right-hand pages.  As I wrote there, this is a 24-page 8" square pamphlet.  This version presents a curious, aggressive, adventuresome mouse who pulls the sleeping lion's eyelid open.  Not a good idea!  "You never know" is the mouse's good response a few lines later.  The next event comes a few weeks later, when the mouse recognizes the roar that he hears.  We learn here that a small friend can be a big help.

2016 The Tortoise and  the Hare.  Adapted by Teresa Mlawer.  Illustrated by Olga Cuéllar.  Paperbound.  Canandaigua, NY: Timeless Fables:  Adirondack Books.  $4.99 from Amazon, April, '17.

This is a 24-page 8" square pamphlet.  The tortoise here is a female and the hare a male, nicely set off by the pink along his nose and up into his ears.  Once the race is ready to be run, "everyone thought that the hare would win, but secretly, they were rooting for the tortoise.  The hare decides to take a rest and taunts the tortoise that he can catch up to her "in a minute."  Perhaps to our surprise, the hare awakens and is still comfortably in the lead.  The hare then decides to stop and munch on some lettuce sprouts on the side of the road.  The heavy meal and the hot sun do him in.  He awakens as the tortoise is moving down the stretch, to the cheers of the crowd.  This tortoise sweats as she nears the finish line and sticks out her neck.  "If you persevere and try your best you can succeed."

2016 The Tortoise and  the Hare/La liebre y la tortuga.  Adapted by Teresa Mlawer.  Illustrated by Olga Cuéllar.  First printing.  Paperbound.  Canandaigua, NY: Timeless Fables/Fábulas de Siempre: Adirondack Books.  $4.11 from SellBackYourBook, Montgomery, IL, August, '19.

Here is the third of three fable books in this bilingual series.  English on left-hand pages and Spanish on right-hand pages.  As I wrote about its English-only version, this is a 24-page 8" square pamphlet.  The tortoise here is a female and the hare a male, nicely set off by the pink along his nose and up into his ears.  Once the race is ready to be run, "everyone thought that the hare would win, but secretly, they were rooting for the tortoise."  The hare decides to take a rest and taunts the tortoise that he can catch up to her "in a minute."  Perhaps to our surprise, the hare awakens and is still comfortably in the lead.  The hare then decides to stop and munch on some lettuce sprouts on the side of the road.  The heavy meal and the hot sun do him in.  He awakens as the tortoise is moving down the stretch, to the cheers of the crowd.  This tortoise sweats as she nears the finish line and sticks out her neck.  "If you persevere and try your best you can succeed."

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