Aesop in California
Conceived and Illustrated by Doug Hansen
Classic fables with a delightful California twist.
Guess who just arrived in California? Aesop! Here among the plants, animals, and places of the Golden State, his timeless fables from ancient Greece take on a new vitality and immediacy. From blackberry-munching grizzlies to Hollywood house mice, this is a book to delight the eye, stimulate the imagination, and teach us some very important lessons.
About the Author and Illustrator
Doug Hansen was born in Fresno, California, and is the eldest of six children in an artistic family. Doug has worked as a Fresno Bee newsroom artist, freelance illustrator, and cartoonist, and he illustrated David Mas Masumoto’s books Letters to the Valley: A Harvest of Memories and Heirlooms: Letters from a Peach Farmer , as well as Mother Goose in California. He teaches rendering and illustration at his alma mater, California State University, Fresno.Self-portrait by Doug Hansen