Aesop's Fables

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Penguin Books, 1992 - Aesop's fables - 288 pages
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Here are the time-honored fables of Aesop as never seen before. Santore's
animals leap off the page in explosions of color, giving messages to ponder and
physical beauty to savor. "School Library Journal" called this
interpretation of the classic morality tales" a delight to the eye and ear."

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User Review  - CatherineWillett - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed reading the short fables in “Aesop's Fables”. What I liked most was that each fable had the moral at the end in italics. Although you can interpret the meaning from reading the fable ... Read full review

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User Review  - EmilySadler - LibraryThing

I thought this book was a nice collection of classic fables. The purpose of Aesop’s fables is to relay a life lesson through fictional stories. I liked that each page had a different story and ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Aesop probably lived in the middle part of the sixth century BC. A statement in Herodotus gives ground for thinking that he was a slave belonging to a citizen of Samos called Iadmon. Legend says that he was ugly and misshapen. There are many references to Aesop found in the Athenian writers: Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, Aristotle and others. It is not known whether he wrote down his Fables himself, nor indeed how many of them are correctly attributed to his invention.

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