Books: Slightly Fabulous

THE BLUE DOG AND OTHER FABLES FOR THE FRENCH (48 pp.)—Anne Bodarf —Houghton Mtfflln ($2.50).

"Anne wanders in the woods when she is not in school or busy with her studies at home. It is in the woods that she finds the subjects of her stories." So reports Alice B. Toklas, 81, in introducing her translation of this small volume by Anne Bodart, 17. Anne, whose father is a poet and whose mother is a novelist-playwright, is a striking original. As a fabulist, she is slightly fabulous. From Aesop to Thurber and Disney, fable-spinners have produced tales that come to a point....

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