One of the earliest volumes ever printed in English was "Aesop's Fables" and these delightful, instructive little parables have never gone out of style. Though originally meant for all ages, it is generally considered the first real book to have an audience of children. Noted author John Cech - whose "Classic Fairy Tale Collection" has received wide critical acclaim - retells some of these best-loved stories in his own inimitable way. Martin Jarrie enhances the tales as never before with his unique folk-style art, making this anthology one of the most beautiful and necessary volumes for any child's bookshelf.
John Cech writes plays, poetry and fiction for both children and adults. He is also the Director of the Center for Children's Literature and Culture and served as a judge for The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year, as well as the Boston Globe/Horn Book Awards. Martin Jarrie is an internationally recognised artist and illustrator. His playful, imaginative paintings have appeared in a variety of publications.