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The Tortoise and the Hare

Illustrated by Bernadette Watts
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A gorgeously illustrated edition of Aesop's classic fable, The Tortoise and the Hare.

A classic reenvisioned and retold by Bernadette Watts—one of Europe’s most recognized and beloved fairy-tale artists! When Tortoise says to Hare, “I bet I can beat you in a running race!” everyone laughs. Tortoise puts one foot in front of the next. Hare stops to nibble carrot tops and cabbages. . . . Who will have the last laugh? “The Hare and the Tortoise” has been a favorite with generations of children around the world. Bernadette Watts’s lovable animals and sumptuous settings bring great warmth and charm to this timeless tale. Little listeners will celebrate anew with all the animals at the finish line!

About The Illustrator

Bernadette Watts, known throughout Europe simply as Bernadette, has illustrated many dozens of folk- and fairy tales. Born in England, she loved to draw from childhood. She studied at the Maidstone Art School in Kent, UK, and for some time was taught by Brian Wildsmith and David Hockney. Bernadette’s many beautiful books include The Snow Queen and The Little Drummer Boy. Bernadette finds her inspiration in nature. Today she lives and works in Kent. She has been illustrating for NorthSouth Books and NordSüd Verlag since the beginning of her career fifty years ago.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (March 1, 2015)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735842076
  • Grades: P - 1
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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"a vivid retelling of an ever-fresh fable"

– Midwest Book Review

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