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    AMICUS READERS

    Amicus Readers provide an inviting variety of nonfiction leveled books for K-2, serving young learners in pursuit of reading skills—just like Amicus pursues the big red ball.

  • Illustrated

    AMICUS ILLUSTRATED

    Amicus Illustrated offers fiction and nonfiction for preschool to grade 6 with highly visual information and stories that students—and our pal Amicus—are after!

  • High Interest

    AMICUS HIGH INTEREST

    Like many students, Amicus likes to pursue what's of interest to him. Amicus High Interest books serve individual interests of those in grades 2-6.

  • Ink

    AMICUS INK

    Amicus Ink features board books, picture books, and paperbacks that encourage young children to explore facts, examine ideas, and imagine new ways of understanding the world.

  • Spot

    SPOT

    Spot books pair key words with engaging images at the beginning, middle, and end—making it fun to read, spot, and learn.

  • Sequence

    SEQUENCE

    Sequence books explain the processes and timelines behind kids' favorite things. Each title connects products and knowledge step-by-step from idea, through creation and discovery, to the end user.

Henry’s Track and Field Day: The Tortoise and the Hare Remixed
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Henry’s Track and Field Day: The Tortoise and the Hare Remixed

9781607539506
Connie Colwell Miller / Victoria Assanelli

 

In this modern-day re-telling of Aesop’s fable ‘The Tortoise and the Hare,’ Henry races against Michael, the fastest runner in school. Includes original fable, compare and contrast questions, and short bio of Aesop.



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Andrew and the Birthday Surprise: The Boy Who Cried Wolf Remixed
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Andrew and the Birthday Surprise: The Boy Who Cried Wolf Remixed

9781607539513
Connie Colwell Miller / Victoria Assanelli

 

In this modern-day re-telling of Aesop’s fable ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf,’ Andrew ruins a surprise his sisters are making for his mom when he gets bored and cries ‘wolf’ too many times. Includes original fable, compare and contrast questions, and short bio of Aesop.



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Abby Visits the Big City: The City Mouse and the Country Mouse Remixed
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Abby Visits the Big City: The City Mouse and the Country Mouse Remixed

9781607539520
Connie Colwell Miller / Victoria Assanelli

 

In this modern-day re-telling of Aesop’s fable ‘The City Mouse and the Country Mouse,’ Liz turns up her nose at farm cooking while Abby learns she prefers the peace of the farm to the excitement of the city. Includes original fable, compare and contrast questions, and short bio of Aesop.



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Rosie’s Special Gift: The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs Remixed
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Rosie’s Special Gift: The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs Remixed

9781607539537
Connie Colwell Miller / Victoria Assanelli

 

In this modern-day re-telling of Aesop’s fable ‘The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs,’ Rosie receives a magic machine that dispenses one piece of candy a day, but things go wrong when she and her brother get greedy. Includes original fable, compare and contrast questions, and short bio of Aesop.



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James and the Kindergartener: The Lion and the Mouse Remixed
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James and the Kindergartener: The Lion and the Mouse Remixed

9781607539544
Connie Colwell Miller / Victoria Assanelli

 

In this modern-day re-telling of Aesop’s fable ‘The Lion and the Mouse,’ James doesn’t turn in a misbehaving kindergartner and in turn, she helps him. Includes original fable, compare and contrast questions, and short bio of Aesop.



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Mary, Anna, and the Little Brother: <br>The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox Remixed</br>
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Mary, Anna, and the Little Brother:
The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox Remixed

9781607539551
Connie Colwell Miller / Victoria Assanelli

 

In this modern-day re-telling of Aesop’s fable ‘The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox,’ two sisters argue over who gets the last apple, until their brother comes home and grabs it. Includes original fable, compare and contrast questions, and short bio of Aesop.



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Henry’s Track and Field Day: The Tortoise and the Hare Remixed
9781607539506
Andrew and the Birthday Surprise: The Boy Who Cried Wolf Remixed
9781607539513
Abby Visits the Big City: The City Mouse and the Country Mouse Remixed
9781607539520
Rosie’s Special Gift: The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs Remixed
9781607539537
James and the Kindergartener: The Lion and the Mouse Remixed
9781607539544
Mary, Anna, and the Little Brother: <br>The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox Remixed</br>
9781607539551

Aesop's Fables Remixed

 

Aesop’s fables are still relevant, even though it can be hard for young people to identify with the tales. This series remixes the fables into modern settings with relatable human characters. We may not be crying “wolf,” but lying still leads to mistrust, and these updated stories let kids explore how the morals relate to their lives.

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Complete Series of 6: retail $179.70 your price $125.70

READING LEVEL: GRADE K AND UP
  • Formats: Reinforced Library Binding, eBook

  • Pages: 24

  • Trim Size: 9.25" x 8.25"

School Library Journal ,
November 2016

“Presented as early literature lessons, these brief contemporary stories feature familiar problems with younger siblings, a cousin, and a bragging classmate. Competently constructed as parallels to the venerable fables, the stories end with a child stating a lesson learned.The traditional tale is then briefly told, followed by discussion questions for readers and a final note about Aesop. Some of the retellings, particularly the one of Andrew spoiling his mother’s birthday surprise, will work nicely as a read-aloud. Others are a bit thin or awkwardly phrase the moral.The illustrations are mostly populated with a diverse cast of children. However, the alternating between black dots and slanted lines for their eyes is questionable. VERDICT Although the books are cheerful and useful for group discussions, the odd illustrations detract from the overall effectiveness. ”—Series Made Simple

School Library Connection,
March 1, 2017

“Told in simple language, Aesop’s fables are revisited with a modern update that young readers will relate to and enjoy. Many of the stories showcase families, normal everyday events, or typical encounters at school. James and the Kindergartener shows a brother and sister who do each other a favor, while Henry’s Track and Field Day takes place on a school track where two boys race. The illustrations depict different nationalities and colorful, unembellished backgrounds that allow readers to focus on the stories. Each short story ends with the lesson to be learned, a short version of the original fable, and discussion questions that correlate with core standards. ”—Lisa Wright