Aesop’s Fables

Aesop’s Fables

Series: Picture Books
Genre: Talleen Hacikyan
Tags: All books, Bestsellers
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Publication Year: September 2013
Illustrator: Talleen Hacikyan
ISBN: 9781896580814
About the Book

Michael Rosen and Talleen Hacikyan join forces to portray some of Aesop’s most famous fables in this beautifully illustrated picture book. Loyal dogs, tricky foxes and powerful lions are only a part of the large cast of animals that help teach children some age-old life lessons.

Click here to watch the animated short of the tale of Cockerel, Dog and Fox from the book.

Praise for Aesop’s Fables:

“Vibrantly illustrated and retold with vim and vigour.” — CM Magazine

“Hacikyan’s … acrylics are luminous against black fields.” — starred review Kirkus Reviews

“Rosen supplies morals tailored for today’s cultures.” — Publisher’s Weekly

“School and public libraries that need Aesop stories for a younger audience should purchase this attractive book.” — Resource Links

“Hacikyan’s full-page views reflect her fine skill as a printmaker. The simple, naive characters are richly shaded, expressive, and energetic as they interact in nicely etched, usually dark, settings . . . The handsome scenes and deftly told stories are welcome additions to the realm of Aesop.” — School Library Journal


Winner of the 2013 Gelett Burgess Award

Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books of 2013

Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of 2014

About the Author:

Former UK Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen is a children’s novelist, poet, and the author of 140 books. He has been a TV presenter and a political columnist. One of the UK’s best-loved and most celebrated authors for children, he lives in London, England.

About the Illustrator:

Winner of the Loto-Québec Printmaking Prize, Talleen Hacikyan is a printmaker, illustrator and art educator, based in Montreal. Awards include First prize at the Loto-Qubec Printmaking Competition and Prix Pierre Henry, awarded by Pratt & Whitney Canada.