Publisher description for Fables / written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel.


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Counter ‘Short, original fables with fresh, unexpected morals poke subtle fun at human foibles through the antics of animals. . . . The droll illustrations, with tones blended to luminescent shading, are complete and humorous themselves.’ -Association of Library Service to Children, ALA.

Winner, 1981 Caldecott Medal

Notable Children's Books of 1980 (ALA)

1981 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)

Outstanding Children's Books of 1980 (NYT)

Children's Books of 1980 (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Fables, American, Children's stories, American, Animals Fiction, Fables