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The Lion, Jupiter, and the Elephant

One of Aesop’s Fables
Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
The Lion, Jupiter, and the Elephant, by Arthur Rackham
The Lion, for all his size and strength, and his sharp teeth and claws, is a coward in one thing: he can’t bear the sound of a cock crowing, and runs away whenever he hears it. He complained bitterly to Jupiter for making him like that; but Jupiter said it wasn’t his fault: he had done the best he could for him, and, considering this was his only failing, he ought to be well content. The Lion, however, wouldn’t be comforted, and was so ashamed of his timidity that he wished he might die. In this state of mind, he met the Elephant and had a talk with him. He noticed that the great beast cocked up his ears all the time, as if he were listening for something, and he asked him why he did so. Just then a gnat came humming by, and the Elephant said, “Do you see that wretched little buzzing insect? I’m terribly afraid of its getting into my ear: if it once gets in, I’m dead and done for.” The Lion’s spirits rose at once when he heard this: “For,” he said to himself, “if the Elephant, huge as he is, is afraid of a gnat, I needn’t be so much ashamed of being afraid of a cock, who is ten thousand times bigger than a gnat.”


Destination: Jupiter (Paperback)


By (author): Seymour Simon

When the unmanned spacecraft Galileo landed on Jupiter in 1995, what mysteries did it uncover?…

Did you know that…

  • Jupiter is so large that more than 1,300 planet Earths could fit inside.

  • The Great Red Spot on the planet is actually an enormous hurricane that changes in size and color over the years.

  • A person weighing 100 pounds on Earth would weigh 264 pounds on Jupiter.

  • Life might exist on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons.

Prepare yourself for an amazing voyage through space. Your destination: Jupiter!

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National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) (Hardcover)


By (author): Catherine D. Hughes

This beautiful book is the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colorful illustrations by David Aguilar and simple text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud. The book will explain basic concepts of space, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding out into universe.

Chapters include:
 • Chapter 1 focuses on the Earth, moon, and sun.
 • Chapter 2 introduces kids to the other planets in our solar system.
 • Chapter 3 explains other objects in our solar system, such as dwarf planets, comets, and asteroid belts.
 • Chapter 4 voyages even farther afield, touching on concepts such as the universe, the Milky Way, stars, galaxies, and black holes.
 • The last chapter delves into space exploration: humans on the moon, spaceships, the International Space Station, etc.

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Webkinz Caramel Lion (Toy)


Features: Webkinz pets are very special plush animals, Codes allow you to join Webkinz World, Add to your collection to build up your Webkinz virtual plush family, Great gifts for kids of all ages

Webkinz Caramel Lion

Webkinz Caramel Lion is a lovable plush pet toy that comes with a secret code. Kids can enter the Webkinz world with this secret code. Caramel Lion is brave, powerful and strong and looks every inch the king of the jungle.

Why You’ll Love It: It’san adorable, friendly buddy for little animal lovers.

Age: 6 to 13 years

Features

    • Log into the Webkinz world
    • Adopt a virtual version of your pet
    • Engages learning through play


Recommended Ages:6 – 13

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Arthur Rackham: A Life with Illustration (Hardcover)


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By (author): James Hamilton

The definitive and sumptuous biography of the one of the world’s most collectible illustrators contains a richly detailed account of his life along with beautifully enchanting pictures

 

Examining the work of the illustrator Arthur Rackham, this monograph traces his achievements throughout his illustrious career. Rackham’s illustrations for such works as Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, and Rip Van Winkle have attained the classic status of the writings themselves—and indeed, in some cases, they have become synonymous with them. His works were also included in numerous exhibitions in his lifetime, including one at the Louvre in Paris in 1914. Rackham himself, however, has previously remained a shadowy figure. As well as featuring exquisite illustrations and sketches, extracts from Rackham’s correspondence and insightful commentary shed new light on this much-collected illustrator.

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Aesop’s Fables: A Classic Illustrated Edition (Hardcover)


By (author): R. and Higton B. Ash

The Hare and the Tortoise. The Lion and the Mouse. The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The Jackdaw and the Borrowed Plumage. For generations, these titles and scores of others have been synonymous with the best in the timeless literature of childhood. Although he was probably as mythical as the tales attributed to him, the legendary name of Aesop has been associated for thousands of years with an enduringly popular collection of enchanting fables. In the lavish tradition of Chronicle Books’ classic illustrated edition of A Child’s Garden of Verses, this delightful selection of Aesop’s parables–some of them universally recognizable, others refreshingly unfamiliar–is magnificently complemented by illustrations taken from a variety of antique editions. Among the artists represented in this superbly designed and beautifully reproduced new volume are Arthur Rackham, Thomas Bewick, Walter Crane, Charles Robinson, and Randolph Caldecott. Fully captioned illustrations, a complete bibliography of sources, and a set of biographical notes on the artists make this stunning compendium an ideal gift for any child as well as a valutable companion for collectors of fine illustrated books.
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The Classic Treasury of Aesop’s Fables (Hardcover)


By (author): Don Daily

Get in step with the colorful animals that race, waddle, and leap through these pages! From a fast-footed monkey to a two-timing fox, each creature has a story to tell and a moral to teach. These famous tales tickle the imagination and teach simple truths, ones that children and adults face every day.

Inside are twenty classic fables, including The Tortoise and the Hare, The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs, and The City Mouse and the Country Mouse. Passed from generation to generation, Aesop’s best-loved fables are presented here with beautiful illustrations that bring these naughty, bold, brave, and lovable creatures to life.

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The Arthur Rackham Treasury: 86 Full-Color Illustrations (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) (Paperback)


By (author): Arthur Rackham

This stunning treasury features full-page plates of the finest works by the famed English artist, Arthur Rackham (1867–1939). A leading figure in the early twentieth century’s Golden Age of Illustration, Rackham interpreted scenes from such diverse material as fairy tales, Wagnerian opera, and Shakespearean comedy. His memorable images, which combine whimsy, romance, and sophistication, continue to enchant children and adults alike.
Magnificently reprinted from more than 25 rare early editions, these 86 illustrations were selected from hundreds of possibilities and include many plates that have not been reproduced in decades. They span Rackham’s career — from his landmark 1905 edition of Rip Van Winkle to masterworks such as Undine and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and his final publication, Wind in the Willows, in 1939. Art lovers, book collectors, and anyone with an appreciation for imaginative visual storytelling will prize this marvelous treasury.
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