Aesop's Fables

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Penguin Group USA, Aug 1, 1981 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 234 pages
27 Reviews
Beloved tales include "The Fox and the Grapes," "The Ant and the Grasshopper," "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse," "The Crow and the Pitcher," "The Fox and the Stork," more. 35 illustrations.

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User Review  - Cassidy - Goodreads

Good read. Great illustrations. Children would love looking at the pictures and also the stories are short and simple. Clear messages and moral lessons. Read full review

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User Review  - Perri Irwin - Goodreads

The illustrations in this book are great! They are so well done! The short (paragraph long) stories in this book are great tools to teach life lessons. I really liked how the lesson to be learned from the story is stated under the story. Read full review

Contents

THE HARE WITH MANY FRIENDS
19
THE MILLER HIS SON AND THEIR DONKEY
52
THE CROW AND THE PITCHER
58
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About the author (1981)

Though many modern scholars dispute his existence, Aesop's life was chronicled by first century Greek historians who wrote that Aesop, or Aethiop, was born into Greek slavery in 620 B.C. Freed because of his wit and wisdom, Aesop supposedly traveled throughout Greece and was employed at various times by the governments of Athens and Corinth. Some of Aesop's most recognized fables are The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, and The Ant and the Grasshopper. His simple but effective morals are widely used and illustrated for children.

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens. His humorous tales of human nature, especially "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1876) and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1884), remain standard texts in high school and college literature classes. Twain was born and died in years in which Halley's Comet passed by Earth: 1835 and 1910.

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