Unwitting Wisdom: An Anthology of Aesop's Animal Fables

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Templar, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
Retellings of twelve of Aesop's fables. Suggested level: junior, primary.

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UNWITTING WISDOM: An Anthology of Aesop's Fables

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The title of this overblown exercise is just wrong: whoever Aesop was, that teller was deeply aware of the wisdom in the fables. Ward allows readers to feel superior while hammering home in a most ... Read full review

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This book has the Illustrator's favorites of Aesop's fables. The stories are short and have a sentence towards the end about the moral. I personally enjoy the story of the goose that lays golden eggs ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

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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