The Best of Aesop's Fables

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Joy Street Books, 1990 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 61 pages
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A collection of Aesop's fables with an emphasis on their ability to entertain rather than moralize.

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Margaret Clark, who confesses in her foreword that she had little fondness for Aesop's work as a child, here presents twenty-seven of his classic fables, retold without their usual moral conclusion ... Read full review

About the author (1990)

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.

Charlotte Voake is an author and illustrator of children's books. Voake received the 1997 Picture Book Blue Ribbon from the Bulletin Center for Children's Books for Ginger, a book about a cat's dislike towards the new kitten addition to the family. She has also written Mr. Davies and the Baby and Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep.

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