Soft toys illustrating the fable 'The Crow and the Fox'


The Fables of Jean de La Fontaine in a play version!

The box illustrates 'The Crow and the Fox' which appeared in Book I of his Fables, first published in 1668. The moral of this fable is that we must beware of flatterers and that a good command of language is important for getting what we want.

This fable was written by Jean de La Fontaine (1621 - 1695), who took his inspiration from the tales of Aesop, the fable writer from Greek-Roman Antiquity. The French poet Jean de La Fontaine formed part of the 'Table Ronde' Literary Academy. The Marquise de Montespan, who became a mistress of Louis XIV in 1667, took him under her protection, as she did Molière and the poet Philippe Quinault.

Materials : soft toy and nylon plush, stuffed with granules
Dimensions : H 15 cm (Soft toy) Box : L 25 x W 20 x H 12 cm

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