Philomel Books Told and Retold: Around the World with Aesop's Fables
Philomel Books Told and Retold: Around the World with Aesop's Fables

Told and Retold: Around the World with Aesop's Fables

By Holly Berry


Publication Date: August 16, 2022

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

A gorgeous new take on Aesop’s Fables with stories from around the world masterfully illustrated by an award-winning print-maker.

The world is connected, and so are our stories. In this picture book, stunningly illustrated with Holly Berry’s hand-carved wood cuts, we’re introduced to short versions of Aesop’s Fables as they’re told in various corners of the globe.

The stories included are:

The Heron (USA, New England marsh)

The Lion and the Mouse (African plains)

The Ants and the Grasshopper (China) 

The Tortoise and the Hare (USA, southwestern desert)

The Fox and the Grapes (Israel)

The Bear and the Bees (Andes Mountains)

The Crow and the Pitcher (Greece)

The Two Goats (Swiss Alps) 

The Wolf and the Crane (Siberia)

About the Author

Holly Berry is the illustrator of many award-winning children’s picture books, including Market Day by Eve Bunting and The Impudent Rooster by Sabina Rascol. She received a BFA in illustration from RISD and is also an accomplished linoleum block printmaker. Her illustrations have adorned children’s games, toys, T-shirts, and magazines. She loves cats, and has two wonderful daughters and a great husband. A native of Maine, she most recently bought a tractor to better care for the wild blueberry farm where she lives and works. You can visit her online at

Author Residence: Maine

Format: Hardcover

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: Philomel Books

Publication Date: August 16, 2022

ISBN: 9780593351529

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