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Aesop's Kiwi Fables

Ray Ching


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PUBLISHED: 15th May 2014
ISBN: 9781869538453
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  • Hardcover
    $32.50
PUBLISHED: 15th May 2014
ISBN: 9781869538453

Publisher Description

In this collection, newly painted for this book, Ray Ching's drawing and painting skills, familiar to New Zealanders through his widely seen paintings of birds, are imaginatively engaged in an altogether new expression of Aesop's Fables. The stories have left their origins in Greece and ancient Europe and set off to the distant isles of New Zealand. Now, the tales are told by the inhabitants of these islands, mostly birds, who take the place of the more traditional players - Tui are as smart as Crows, and Tuatara is as dogged as the Tortoise, to successfully win his race over Possum. An introduction by Richard Wolfe gives an insight into the work and art of Ray Ching and a brief history of Aesop's fables in publication.

Author Biography

Raymond Ching's curiously un-English sounding name is Cornish in origin, and it is from there that his family sailed for New Zealand in 1840, settling in Nelson. It was there, on the family farm, that Ray Ching was introduced to the birds and other creatures that have remained central to his art. Books on his paintings include: Raymond Ching, The Bird Paintings (1978), Studies & Sketches of a Bird Painter (1981), New Zealand Birds (1987), Wild Portraits (1988), Journey of an Artist (1990), Kiwis, A Monograph of the Family Apterygidae (1990), Voice from the Wilderness (1994). Today his home is in Bradford-on-Avon, England.

Product Details

Publisher
David Bateman Ltd
ISBN-10
1869538455
ISBN-13
9781869538453
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Author
Ray Ching
Pages
228
Illustrations
colour illustrations
Year
2014
Publication Date
2014-05-15

Product Reviews

14 Sep, 2017
Absolutely Beautiful....art, culture, nature and life's lessons bound into one classic book.
Well done
By Glenda