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The Spider and the Fly

Title: The Spider and the Fly
Author: Mary Howitt
Illustrator: Tony Diterlizzi
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2012)
ISBN: 9781442454545
 
DiTerlizzi’s film noir illustrations go with Mary Howitt’s 1829 poem The Spider and the Fly. The cautionary tale warns against listening to strangers, “‘Will you walk into my parlour,’ said the Spider to the Fly.” An unfortunate ending is guaranteed when the fly doesn’t resist the spider’s flattery.

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