Aesop's Fables

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Penguin Group USA, Aug 1, 1981 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 234 pages
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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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Stories that have stood the test of time. A must read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the fable as a narrative device and insights into religious foundations. Read full review

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While I enjoyed the individual stories, It was a little overwhelming to read them all together. Once you finish one, your head has barely had time to process it, because it was only a few sentences ... 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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