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Author Lobel, Arnold, author, illustrator.

Title Fables / written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel.

Publication Info. [New York] : Harper & Row, Publishers, [1980]

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Children's & Young Adult Collection  CH/YA Fic Lobel Fab 1980    Available  ---  Gift of Susan Mandel Glazer.
Edition 1st ed.
Description 40 pages, 1 unnumbered page : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Series Caldecott medal book.
Note 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.
"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.
Art techniques used: Witty full page illustrations rendered in gouache and color pencil.
Summary Twenty original fables about an array of animal characters from crocodile to ostrich.
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.
Study Program Accelerated Reader MG 4.2 1.0 40318.
Awards Caldecott Medal, 1981.
Provenance Gift of Susan Mandel Glazer.
Subject Fables, American.
Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction.
Virtues -- Juvenile fiction.
Vices -- Juvenile fiction.
Animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories, American.
Children's stories, American.
Conduct of life.
Fables, American.
Genre/Form Children's stories -- 1980.
Juvenile works.
Added Author Alexanian, Kohar, typographer.
Harper & Row, Publishers, publisher.
Boro Typographers, printer.
Offset Separations Corp., printer.
Federated Lithographers-Printers, lithographer.
Publishers Book Bindery, binder.
Added Title Crocodile in the bedroom.
Ducks and the fox.
Lobster and the crab.
Hen and the apple tree.
Baboon's umbrella.
Frogs at the rainbow's end.
Bear and the crow.
Cat and his visions.
Ostrich in love.
Camel dances.
Poor old dog.
Bad kangaroo.
Pig at the candy store.
Elephant and his son.
Pelican and the crane.
Young rooster.
Hippopotamus at dinner.
Mouse at the seashore.
Other Form: Lobel, Arnold. Fables. 1981.
Lobel, Arnold. Fables. 1984.
ISBN 0060239735
0060239743 (lib. bdg.)
9780060239749 (lib. bdg.)
0064430464 (pbk.)
9780064430463 (pbk.)
9781442050617 (hbk.)