Aesop's Fables

Author(s): Saviour Pirotta


This collection of eight fables brings Ancient Greece to life. The stories are retold with introductions that tell the reader all about Aesop's life as a slave and a storyteller, and explain the inspiration that lies behind his best-loved tales. Glorious illustrations by Richard Johnson compliment Saviour Pirotta's warm and lively style, making this a collection to treasure.


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Saviour Pirotta has written over 60 fiction and non-fiction books for children and his works have been translated into ten languages. He has a special interest in myths and traditional legends from around the world. He was born in Malta and is a trained chef. He is the author of Kingfisher's Around the World in 80 Tales (2007), illustrated by Richard Johnson. Richard Johnson graduated from Loughborough University School of Art and Design in 1999 and has been working as an illustrator ever since. Presented with the Silver Award for children's book illustration in Images 26, Richard has illustrated picture books for Chrysalis, Templar, OUP, Lion and HarperCollins, and is collaborating with Saviour Pirotta for Kingfisher again on Around the World in 80 Tales, publishing in November 2007.

General Fields

  • : 9780753414996
  • : Kingfisher
  • : Kingfisher
  • : September 2007
  • : 275mm X 215mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Saviour Pirotta
  • : Paperback
  • : Richard Johnson
  • : 823.914
  • : 80
  • : full colour artwork illustrations