"Aesop's Fables," were written by Aesop, a storyteller and slave who lived in ancient Greece during the sixth century B.C. His memorable fables have brought amusing characters to life and driven home thought-provoking morals for generations of listeners and modern-day readers. Translated into countless languages and familiar to people around the world, "Aesop's Fables" never tarnish despite being told again and again. This collection of "Aesop's Fables" presents more than eighty of Aesop's most entertaining and enduring stories-from "The Hare and the Tortoise" and "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse" to "The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs" and "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing." Populated by a colorful array of animal characters who personify every imaginable human type-from fiddling grasshoppers and diligent ants to sly foxes, wicked wolves, brave mice, and grateful lions-these timeless tales are as fresh and relevant today as when they were first created. Full of humor, insight, and wit, the tales in "Aesop's Fables" champion the value of hard work and perseverance, compassion for others, and honesty. They are age-old wisdom in a delicious form, for the reading enjoyment of adults and children alike.
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