Aesop's Fables

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Mar 7, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who miraculously received the power of speech; from his legendary storytelling came the collections of prose and verse fables scattered throughout Greek and Roman literature. The fables and their morals continue to charm modern readers: who does not know the stories of the tortoise and the hare, and the boy who cried wolf? This translation includes two hundred fables.

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User Review  - LisCarey - www.librarything.com

This is an enjoyable, quick (under three hours) reading of all of Aesop's fables. There are a few where I thought that this must not be the same translation I read as a kid, but that was a long time ... Read full review

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User Review  - REGoodrich - LibraryThing

Aesops's Fables are short and sweet and easy to read for most ages. A number of the stories are very clever, all with a point or moral to be learned in the end. There are quite a few in this book that ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Marcus Sedgwick (www.marcussedgwick.com) is the award-winning author of The Book of Dead Days, The Dark Horse, and White Crow, among many others.

Aesop (author) was an ancient Greek credited with a number of tales and fables.

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