Reviewed by Angie Gallion Lovell for Readers' Favorite
“By nature I am a fan of fables, fairytales, and legends so
when I came across John Lubans' Fables for Leaders, there was no way I could
pass it by. The book is segmented into chapters which are then subdivided
further. For example, in the chapter titled The Effective Follower, one of the
sections is titled “Are You Leading or Am I Following? …. The organization of
Fables for Leaders was creative and thoughtful. Beyond the organization, I
loved the texture of the work. The illustrator is Beatrice Coron and her paper
cut artwork is done black on white and it is intricately simple and elegant.
The font used is calligraphic, which added to the “timeworn” feel. The whole
experience of reading the fables made me want a roaring fire and a cozy nook.
While Fables for Leaders is beautifully rendered and
aesthetically pleasing, the real treasure is found in the hints of wisdom John
Lubans reminds us of. … There is great wisdom within these pages and the
amazing thing is that we all know it, but Lubans provides us with the next step
to take this intrinsic knowledge, this long forgotten wisdom, and retool it for
our current lives. …. I want John Lubans' book, Fables for Leaders, for my own
personal collection, and I want it printed on parchment.