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Author Lobel, Arnold, author, illustrator

Title Fables / written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel
Edition First edition
Published [New York] : Harper & Row, [1980]
[New York] : Harper & Row, Publishers, [1980]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB CRC  398.245 Lob/Fab  AVAILABLE
Description 40 pages, 1 unnumbered page : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Series Caldecott Medal. 1981
Contents The crocodile in the bedroom -- The ducks and the fox -- King Lion and the beetle -- The lobster and the crab -- The hen and the apple tree -- The baboon's umbrella -- The frogs at the rainbow's end -- The bear and the crow -- The cat and his visions -- The ostrich in love -- The camel dances -- The poor old dog -- Madame Rhinoceros and her dress -- The bad kangaroo -- The pig at the candy store -- The elephant and his son -- The pelican and the crane -- The young rooster -- The hippopotamus at dinner -- The mouse at the seashore
Summary Twenty original fables about an array of animal characters from crocodile to ostrich
Notes "Typography design by Kohar Alexanian ; Set in 12/16 Linotype Electra, with display in foundry Caslon Open and Caslon No. 540 ; Composed by Boro Typographers, Inc. ; Color Separations by Offset Separations Corp. ; Lithography by Federated Lithographers-Printers, Inc. ; Bound by Publishers Book Bindery, Inc. ; Printed on 80 lb. Patina Matte"--Colophon
Arnold Stark Lobel (May 22, 1933 -- December 4, 1987) was an American author of children's books, including the Frog and Toad series and Mouse Soup. He both wrote and illustrated those picture books, as well as Fables, for which he won the 1981 Caldecott Medal recognizing the year's best-illustrated U.S. picture book. Lobel also illustrated the works of other writers, including Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley, published in 1969. Lobel was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lucille Stark and Joseph Lobel, but was raised in Schenectady, New York. He attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. When he graduated from art school, he married Anita Kempler, also a children's writer and illustrator. They had two children: daughter Adrianne and son Adam Lobel, and three grandchildren
Art techniques used: Witty full page illustrations rendered in gouache and color pencil
540L Lexile
Accelerated Reader MG 4.2 1.0 40318
Caldecott Medal, 1981
Subject Animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Caldecott Medal.
Children's stories, American.
Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction.
Fables, American.
Vices -- Juvenile fiction.
Virtues -- Juvenile fiction.
Animals -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fables.
Author Alexanian, Kohar, typographer
Boro Typographers, printer
Federated Lithographers-Printers, lithographer
Harper & Row, Publishers, publisher
Offset Separations Corp., printer
Publishers Book Bindery, binder
LC no. 79002004
ISBN 0060239735
Other Titles Baboon's umbrella
Bad kangaroo
Bear and the crow
Camel dances
Cat and his visions
Crocodile in the bedroom
Ducks and the fox
Elephant and his son
Frogs at the rainbow's end
Hen and the apple tree
Hippopotamus at dinner
Lobster and the crab
Mouse at the seashore
Ostrich in love
Pelican and the crane
Pig at the candy store
Poor old dog
Young rooster