The Fables of Jean de La Fontaine
Original title: Les Fables de La Fontaine
A collection of classic fables with drawings by one of the world’s best-loved illustrators, accompanied by a CD featuring one of France’s finest actors.
MARKING JEAN DE LA FONTAINE’S FOUR HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY
Jean de La Fontaine’s fables have been a childhood classic for centuries. July 2021 marks the four hundredth anniversary of his birth. His 240 fables have been loved and learned by generations of schoolchildren and performed on stage by the greatest actors.
QUENTIN BLAKE AND DENIS PODALYDÈS
Quentin Blake, a long-term admirer of La Fontaine, has illustrated fifty of his favorite fables—some famous, others less widely known, but all with important messages that are still relevant today. This modern, elegant, refined edition invites adult readers to revisit a much-loved childhood classic and introduce it to a new generation.
The book comes with a CD recording of the fifty fables read by the famous actor Denis Podalydès, well known for his roles on stage and screen.
- 10,000 copies sold