Aesop's Fables

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Scholastic Inc., 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 80 pages
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Aesop was a slave and storyteller who lived in ancient Greece around 620-564 BC. No writings by him exist (if they ever existed at all), yet numerous stories and tales have been credited to him and have been shared through oral tradition throughout the world. Many of these use animals as the main characters to convey deeper meanings and morals that have become ingrained in our cultural-and personal-belief systems. For example, in The Goatherd and the Goat we learn that there is no use trying to hide what can’t be hidden. In The Ass and the Purchaser we find that people are known by the company they keep. In The Boys and the Frogs, one person’s pleasure may be another person’s pain. And misery loves company, as we see in The Fox Without a Tail.
 

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This book would be good for lessons with older students when taching about fables. This book has several different short stories in it that all teach a lesson. Some of the lessons teach about being ... Read full review

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This book helps me to be mindful of consequences and inspires me to be positive about any situation.

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Contents

The Fox and the Grapes
5
The Donkey in the Lions Skin
6
The Hunter and the Woodsman
7
The Falconer and the Partridge
8
The Hare and the Hound
9
The Stag at the Pool
10
The Farmer and the Stork
12
The Ant and the Grasshopper
13
The Miller His Son and Their Donkey
44
The Oxen and the Driver
46
The Mischievous Dog
47
The Old Woman and the Physician
48
The Playful Donkey
50
The Fox and the Stork
51
The Lion and the Bulls
52
The Milkmaid and Her Pail
53

The Donkey the Rooster and the Lion
14
The Fox Without a Tail
16
The Lion and the Boar
17
Jupiter and the Bee
19
Dog in the Manger
20
The Crow in the Pitcher
22
The Porcupine and the Moles
23
Hercules and the Wagoner
24
The Two Travelers and the Ax
25
The Boastful Traveler
26
The Fox and the Goat
27
The Fox and the Woodcutter
28
The Shepherd and the Wolf
30
The Hares and the Frogs
31
The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf
33
Jupiter Neptune Minerva and Momus
34
The Ant and the Dove
35
The Farmer and His Sons
36
The Lark and Her Young Ones
38
The Wolf the Lion and the Lamb
39
The Miser
40
The Lion and the Mouse
42
The Horse and the Groom
43
The Wolf and the Lamb
54
The Mice in Council
55
The Trumpeter Taken Prisoner
56
The Horse the Hunter and the Stag
57
The Sick Lion
58
The Salt Peddler and the Donkey
59
The Hare and the Tortoise
60
The Bundle of Sticks
62
The Travelers and the Bear
63
The Lion in Love
65
The Wolf in Sheeps Clothing
66
The Fox and the Crow
67
The Trees and the Ax
68
The Boy and the Nuts
69
The Frogs Who Desired a King
70
The Goose With the Golden Eggs
72
The Wolf and the Crane
73
The Rooster and the Jewel
74
The Gnat and the Bull
75
The Monkey and the Dolphin
77
The Lioness
78
About Aesop
79
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Ann McGovern has been writing children's books for over 35 years. She has published over 45 titles including STONE SOUP, several books in the IF YOU LIVED.... series, and SCRAM, KID! (Viking, 1974), which won the Horn Book Award. McGovern spent part of her career at Scholastic, where she created the See-Saw Book Club. McGovern lives in New York City.

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