Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

by Michael Rosen
  • animal
  • character-development
  • critically-acclaimed
  • fiction
Celebrated children’s book writer, Michael Rosen, collaborates with Talleen Hacikyan in this delightful retelling of Aesop’s most iconic tales, rendered with the author’s signature wit and paired with luminous and enchanting illustrations. A parade of captivating characters—tricky foxes, talking trees and ferocious lions—impart the universal wisom of this master of the parable.


Michael Rosen, author

Former UK Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen has written many books for children and young adults, including The Zoo at Night for Tradewind Books. He lives in London where he presents BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth.

Talleen Hacikyan, illustrator

Talleen Hacikyan is a visual artist and art teacher based in Montreal. This is her first picture book.


  • Vibrantly illustrated and retold with vim and vigor. - CM Magazine Link to review
  • Rosen supplies morals tailored for today's cultures. - Publisher's Weekly Link to review
  • Hacikyan's...acrylics are luminous against black fields. - Kirkus Reviews Link to review


  • Winner, 2014 Bank Street College Best Children's Book
  • Winner, 2013 Gelett Burgess Award
  • Winner, 2013 Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Tradewind Books



rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: 6 - 9

number of pages: 32

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book