Aesop the Storyteller

A Book of Fables Retold in Verse

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Pub Date 26 Apr 2024 | Archive Date Not set

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Description

Will the stag escape the hunters? Did the lion eat the mouse? And why exactly did the fox invite the stork round to share a meal?

Find your own answers to these questions as you engage with the stories retold here by Leon Conrad in the rich oral storytelling tradition. The layout of this book is specially designed to encourage reading aloud. The fables are perfectly complemented by Alessandro Scafi’s charming illustrations. 

So awaken your mind and lend me an ear –

Come, free your senses. I'll take you to where

There's a magical place, filled with creatures with flair –

A country of wolf, sheep, of crow, stork and bear,

Of talking trees, rabbits, the fox in his lair …

The power of these stories will take us right there.

Will the stag escape the hunters? Did the lion eat the mouse? And why exactly did the fox invite the stork round to share a meal?

Find your own answers to these questions as you engage with the...


Advance Praise

Praise for Aesop the Storyteller: A Collection of Fables Retold in Verse

“Leon Conrad has taken the fine art of performance poetry and made it work on the printed page … Aesop himself would give a hearty thumbs-up!” Russell Thompson, Apples and Snakes

Praise for Leon’s live performances of Aesop the Storyteller

“Splendidly written poetry, filled with wit, humour, rhyme and rhythm.” Paul Levy, Fringe Review

“Wonderful. Magical. Spiritual. Completely captivating from start to finish. Magic is what life is all about and MAGIC, to audiences in general and children in particular, is what Mr Conrad delivers in spades.” Gerard Logan, Olivier Award Nominee

“Leon is everything you’d want in a storyteller” LJG Flute, USA edfringe.com

“I have never found verse more attractive, immediate or thought-provoking.” John Stirling, Scotland edfringe.com

Praise for Aesop the Storyteller: A Collection of Fables Retold in Verse

“Leon Conrad has taken the fine art of performance poetry and made it work on the printed page … Aesop himself would give a...


Available Editions

EDITION Paperback
ISBN 9780955639104
PRICE £12.00 (GBP)
PAGES 72

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