Aesop's Fables

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Penguin Books, 1992 - Aesop's fables - 288 pages
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Here are the time-honored fables of Aesop as never seen before. Santore's
animals leap off the page in explosions of color, giving messages to ponder and
physical beauty to savor. "School Library Journal" called this
interpretation of the classic morality tales" a delight to the eye and ear."

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

A collection of seventeen classic fables from Aesop, this over-sized picture book was German artist's Gisela Dürr's first children's book, and was based upon her thesis project at university. The ... Read full review

fabulous value

User Review  - kare - Christianbook.com

paper back book with all that I was looking for. great value Read full review

About the author (1992)

Aesop probably lived in the middle part of the sixth century BC. A statement in Herodotus gives ground for thinking that he was a slave belonging to a citizen of Samos called Iadmon. Legend says that he was ugly and misshapen. There are many references to Aesop found in the Athenian writers: Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, Aristotle and others. It is not known whether he wrote down his Fables himself, nor indeed how many of them are correctly attributed to his invention.

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