The Ant and the Grasshopper

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Holiday House, 2000 - Fables - 32 pages
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Blending Eastern and Western traditions, the author brings new meaning to the favorite tale about a colony of industrious ants which busily prepares for the approaching winter while a grasshopper makes no plans for the cold weather to come.

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User Review  - HillaryBertucci - LibraryThing

This book could really help teach a valuable lesson to your class. The grasshopper in this book is regretful that he didn't take the advice of the ant to prepare for the new season. As humans I think ... Read full review

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User Review  - kdhayes06 - LibraryThing

Summary: This favorite old tale of the ants and the grasshopper is set in Imperial China. It is the age old story of hard working ants and a lazy grasshopper lazing away the days of summer. Soon ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Amy Lowry Poole lived near the Summer Palace in Beijing, China for four years. There, she studied scroll making and worked alongside Chinese artists. Her paintings have been shown in galleries and museums in Beijing, Chicago, New York, and Maine. She now lives part of the year in Chicago, Illinois, with her three daughters and spends summers with them on a farm in Camden, Maine.

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.

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