The Fox and the Crow

The Fox and the Crow

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In this timeless Aesop's fable, a fox and a crow vie for a piece of bread. The crow has it, but can the fox get it? This breathtakingly beautiful picture book adapted by Manasi Subramaniam and by Culpeo S. Fox is an exploration of this tale. Each page stands alone like a brilliant painting; when the pages come together, they tell us the story like never before.

Manasi Subramaniam is an award-winning writer of fiction and poetry.

Culpeo S. Fox is an artist from Germany with a unique focus on wildlife and method art.

Publisher: Gandhinagar Adyar Chennai : Karadi Tales Company Pvt. Ltd., 2014
ISBN: 9788181903037
818190303X
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Culpeo

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Mar 24, 2014

“Crow’s stomach burns with swallowed song.”

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Mar 24, 2014

“A new day breaks. An old hunger aches.”

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Mar 24, 2014

“Bread is best eaten by twilight.”

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Mar 24, 2014

“When dusk falls, they arrive, raucous, clamping their feet on the wires in a many-pronged attack.”

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BCD2013 Jun 09, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
A dark, moody, melodramatic take on the classic Aesop fable.
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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Mar 24, 2014

Gorgeous to eye and ear alike, the story’s possibilities are mined beautifully and the reader is left reeling in the wake. If you’d like a folktale that’s bound to wake you up, this beauty has your number.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Mar 24, 2014

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Mar 24, 2014

A murder of crows gathers on the telephone wires. Says the text “When dusk falls, they arrive, raucous, clamping their feet on the wires in a many-pronged attack.” One amongst them, however, cannot help but notice a fresh loaf of new bread at the local bakery. Without another thought it dives, steals the bread, and leaves the baker angrily yelling in its wake. Delighted with its prize the crow takes to a tree branch to wait. “Bread is best eaten by twilight.” Below, a hungry fox observes the haughty crow and desires the tasty morsel. She sings up to the crow. “A song is an invitation. Crow must sing back.” He does and, in doing so, loses his prize to the vixen’s maw. The last line? “A new day breaks. An old hunger aches.”

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