Aesop's Fables

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Random House Value Pub, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 112 pages
An illustrated collection of traditional moral tales from the Greek slave Aesop.

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Twenty-four of Aesop’s well-known [and some not so well-known] animal fables together in a richly-colored, superbly-illustrated volume. Stories include “The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” “The Fox and the ... Read full review

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Aesop's fables is a book of classic stories about animals that illustrate a moral or two. These classics are very short stories but are very recognizable as they have been retold and adapted many ... Read full review

About the author (1999)

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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