Here are five of the best-loved fables of La Fontaine simply retold
and sumptuously illustrated by Brian Wildsmith, an internationally
acclaimed picture-book writer and artist. We meet a boastful hare
as he challenges a slow-and-steady tortoise to a race. We see how a
bag of coins threatens to rob a simple shoemaker of his happiness.
We discover that the Sun's gentle warmth is more than a match for
the North Wind's bluster. We join a miller, a boy, and a donkey on
their eventful journey. And we witness a little rat's kindness and
courage in helping a mighty lion. These are lovely stories for
adults to share with children over and over again.