The Cat and the Birds

And Other Fables by Aesop


The Cat and the Birds


Distributed for British Library

With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham
72 pages | 15 halftones | 4 1/2 x 6 | © 2014
Cloth $12.00 ISBN: 9780712357227 Published April 2014 For sale in North and South America only
For more than two thousand years, the fables of Aesop have been enjoyed by children and adults alike, celebrated not just for their simple but powerful moral teachings, but also for the pithy wit of their expression. The number of characters and tales we owe to Aesop is countless, from “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” to “The Tortoise and the Hare.”
This small-format gift edition brings together some of Aesop’s most popular and enduring fables—among them “The Fox and the Crow,” “The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs,” and “The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”—as well as some lesser-known tales, with classic illustrations by Victorian master Arthur Rackham. Rackham’s lush images capture Aesop’s vivid scenes and highlight the power of his quick characterizations; the resulting volume is a treat for fans of Victorian illustration and Aesop alike, sure to charm a new generation of readers young and old.

The Hound and the Hare

The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs

The Lion and the Boar

The Heifer and the Ox

The Fox and the Stork

The Peacock and Juno

The Monkey as King

The Ass in the Lion’s Skin

The North Wind and the Sun

The Fox and the Lion

The Athenian and the Theban

The Wolf and the Crane

The Walnut-Tree

The Crow and the Pitcher

The Fox Without a Tail

The Mice and the Weasels

The Lion and the Wild Ass

The Farmer, His Boy, and the Rooks

The Fox and the Crow

The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

The Ass and the Dog

The Cage-Bird and the Bat

The Frogs Asking for a King

The Kingdom of the Lion

The Pomegranate, the Apple-Tree, and the Bramble

The Grasshopper and the Ants

The Tortoise and the Eagle

The Fox and the Grasshopper

The Dog in the Manger

The Thieves and the Cock

The Blacksmith and His Dog

The Hound and the Fox

The Fox and the Grapes

The Lion, the Mouse, and the Fox

The Dogs and the Hides

The Frogs and the Well

The Rich Man and the Tanner

The Eagle and His Captor

The Kid and the Wolf

The Mistress and Her Servants

The Miller, His Son, and Their Ass

The Stag at the Pool

The Two Soldiers and the Robber

The Ass and the Old Peasant

The Monkey and the Dolphin

The Herdsman and the Lost Bull

The Debtor and His Sow

The Ass and His Masters

The Man and the Satyr

The Cat and the Birds

The Viper and the File

The Crab and the Fox

The Father and His Daughters

The Wolf and the Goat

The Bald Huntsman

The Horse and the Ass

The Owl and the Birds

The Eagle and the Arrow

The Old Woman and the Wine-Jar

The Astronomer

Hercules and the Waggoner

The Wolf, the Mother, and Her Child

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

The Man and the Image

The Lioness and the Vixen

The Ass and the Mule

The Trumpeter Taken Prisoner

The Goatherd and the Goat

The Traveller and Fortune

The Woman and the Farmer

Prometheus and the Making of Man

The Swallow and the Crow

The Bear and the Fox

The Fowler, the Partridge, and the Cock

The Trees and the Axe

The Bald Man and the Fly

The Dog and the Cook

The Mule

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