Natalie Portman’s Fables, timeless life lessons every kid needs
Natalie Portman, the famous actress, has a few movies lined up for her for the coming year, 2021. However, that does not mean she is not doing something at the moment. Natalie has been working on a book for some months now. Titles Natalie Portman’s Fables, it’s a book for kids as well as for those who want to read books to their kids. Through this book, Natalie wants to achieve something that has been missing from the world recently. And it’s empathy. Fables consists of three favorite classics, done in her own way.
Natalie Portman presents Fables
Natalie Portman’s Fables has the three classical stories; the Tortoise and the Hare, the Three Little Pigs and Country Mouse & City Mouse. These classics are her kid’s favorites as well. As she says on her publisher’s site,
Reading stories is one of the first ways we start practicing empathy. We feel for characters in stories as we might for ourselves or our own friends.
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Can’t wait to share my children’s book with you all, Natalie Portman’s Fables — retellings of The Tortoise and the Hare, The Three Little Pigs, and Country Mouse and City Mouse. I love these classic stories and wanted to update them to be more reflective of the world in which we live. It’s been so fun reading the book to my kids and I look forward to hearing your experiences with your own kids! Link in bio to preorder, in stores 10/20.
The book just got released and Natalie hopes to spread love and empathy through it. Talking about how the US President is unwilling to denounce white supremacy, Natalie motivated her fans to vote, buy her book, and let the world heal.
Book and additional events
The fans who were pre-ordering Fables had a chance to win a virtual storytime with Natalie Portman. The promotion ended on October 19, 2020, a day before the book launch. Apart from the pre-order promotions, tickets are also available for virtual events with Natalie. These events started from October 20, 2020 and will end on November 21, 2020.
Fans can also download Natalie Portman’s Fables activity kit that includes coloring pages, spot the difference, and a matching game. You can download it for free.
Natalie’s Fables book illustrations are done by Janna Mattia. It’s her first debut book as an illustrator. Janna holds a degree from Laguna College of Art & Design. And she has been working on concept and character art for film, illustration for licensing, and private commissions.
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My book, Natalie Portman’s Fables, is out today! I’m so grateful to Jean Feiwel for giving me the opportunity to bring this book into the world and to @jannamattia for exceeding my wildest dreams of what the illustrations could be. These fables hold many of the values I hope to instill in my kids: empathy, attentiveness, thoughtfulness and true friendship. I can’t wait to hear how your kids respond, too! Visit the link in my bio to buy a copy of the book and for a full list of virtual events.
Where to buy Natalie Portman’s Fables?
You can purchase Natalie Portman’s Fables online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Indiebound, Indigo, Audible, and Target. The price of the book varies for hardcover, audio book, Kindle, nook book, KOBO ebook.
Natalie Portman has also written a letter for her audience, to highlight the importance of Fables. In the letter, she talked about the importance of feminism, and how she received a new genre of literature when her daughter was born. The feminist baby book was not something Natalie wanted to read for her daughter, telling her about the way girls are treated even before she experienced the reality. For such a young age, she opted to read the regular books. But soon, she realized that majority of the story characters were males, even if the books were about animals. She started to replace the pronouns and made it a balanced version of the original stories. That is, half of her story characters were male and half were female.
We’re not telling any of our children that boys’ inner lives are more valuable to imagine than those of girls.