Fables For The Frivolous By Guy Wetmore Carryl

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The Urban Rat and the Suburban Rat, The Persevering Tortoise and the Pretentious Hare, The Ambitious Fox and the Unapproachable Grapes....If some of these titles seem vaguely familiar to you, you wouldn't be mistaken! Fables for the Frivolous by Guy Wetmore Carryl contains some well-known fables in a modern packaging, with a delightful new twist!The complete title of the original published in 1898 was Fables for the Frivolous (With apologies to La Fontaine) and it was the first published work of this gifted American journalist, humorist and poet. The tales, presented in verse form, give a whole new interpretation to some of the best known fables that we enjoyed as children. For instance, in the story of the Impecunious Cricket and the Frugal Ant, the cricket is portrayed as a ne'er do well musician while the ant is a persnickety old spinster who hates getting her home and garden dirtied by the cricket's muddy shoes!Embellished with witty similes, entertaining puns and hilarious turns of speech, the verses are indeed a fun read for the whole family and give these old favorites a new lease of life. The original edition had some very charming illustrations by Peter Newell, the famous artist, poet and illustrator.Carryl also wrote several other books in a similar vein, with zany titles like Far From the Maddening Girls. He was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed the good life. His tragic death at the young age of 31 was indeed a loss to the genre. His humorous takes on Mother Goose rhymes and parodies of Grimm's Fairy Tales have kept readers amused for generations.The verse form makes it ideal for read-aloud sessions with friends or your kids and everyone will certainly enjoy the mischievous pun on the conventional moral at the end of each tale!

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  • The Arrogant Fox and the Unapproachable Grapes

    The Arrogant Fox and the Unapproachable Grapes

    15/09/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Persevering Tortoise and the Pretentious Hare

    The Persevering Tortoise and the Pretentious Hare

    14/09/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Patrician Peacocks and the Overweening Jay

    The Patrician Peacocks and the Overweening Jay

    13/09/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Arrogant Frog and the Superior Bull

    The Arrogant Frog and the Superior Bull

    12/09/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Domineering Eagle and the Inventive Bratling

    The Domineering Eagle and the Inventive Bratling

    11/09/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Iconoclastic Rustic and the Apropos Acorn

    The Iconoclastic Rustic and the Apropos Acorn

    10/09/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Unusual Goose and the Imbecilic Woodcutter

    The Unusual Goose and the Imbecilic Woodcutter

    09/09/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Rude Rat and the Unostentatious Oyster

    The Rude Rat and the Unostentatious Oyster

    08/09/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Urban Rat and the Suburban Rat

    The Urban Rat and the Suburban Rat

    07/09/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Impecunious Grasshopper and the Frugal Ant

    The Impecunious Grasshopper and the Frugal Ant

    06/09/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Pampered Lapdog and the Misguided Ass

    The Pampered Lapdog and the Misguided Ass

    05/09/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Vainglorious Oak and the Modest Bullrush

    The Vainglorious Oak and the Modest Bullrush

    04/09/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Inhuman Wolf and the Lamb Sans Gene

    The Inhuman Wolf and the Lamb Sans Gene

    03/09/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Sycophantic Fox and the Gullible Raven

    The Sycophantic Fox and the Gullible Raven

    02/09/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Microscopic Trout and the Machiavellian Fisherman

    The Microscopic Trout and the Machiavellian Fisherman

    01/09/2016 Duración: 03min

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  • The Confiding Peasant and the Maladroit Bear

    The Confiding Peasant and the Maladroit Bear

    31/08/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Precipitate Cock and the Unappreciated Pearl

    The Precipitate Cock and the Unappreciated Pearl

    30/08/2016 Duración: 01min

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  • The Abbreviated Fox and His Sceptical Comrades

    The Abbreviated Fox and His Sceptical Comrades

    29/08/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Hospitable Caledonian and the Thankless Viper

    The Hospitable Caledonian and the Thankless Viper

    28/08/2016 Duración: 02min

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  • The Impetuous Breeze and the Diplomatic Sun

    The Impetuous Breeze and the Diplomatic Sun

    27/08/2016 Duración: 04min

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