I'm super exited to be part of the Fables Comics blog tour! (Click the banner to see all of the tour stops.) This graphic novel is filled with classic fables, each one illustrated by a different artist. Today I'm featuring
Israel Sanchez and "The Milkmaid and Her Pail".
Fable Comics: Chris Duffy (Editor)
Publication: September 22, 2015
By: First Second
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From classics like "The Tortoise and the Hare" and "The Grasshopper and the Ants" to obscure gems like "The Frogs Who Desired a King," Fable Comics has something to offer every reader. Twenty-eight fables from different cultures and traditions are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by twenty-six different cartoonists. Edited by New York Times bestselling Fairy Tale Comics' Chris Duffy, this jacketed hardcover is a beautiful gift and an instant classic.
The Milkmaid and her Pail tells the story of a milkmaid who carries her pail of milk on her head, dreaming of how she will get cream from the milk, which she can then turn into butter, which she will then sell at the market, which will give her money to buy eggs, which will grow into chickens, so she can sell them and buy a beautiful dress to wear to the dance where she will be much admired and toss her head grandly. And then it all goes south when she drops her pail and loses everything.
The lesson learned is to not put faith in things you don't yet have, or, "Don't count your chickens before they're hatched." The drawings for this story are bright, colorful and have a hint of humor making the story all the more enjoyable.
Whether you're into graphic novels or not, Fable Comics is fun for readers of all ages and genres!