Aesop's Fables

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Henry Holt, 1985 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 27 pages
""Please, O King," cried the Mouse, "spare me this time and I shall never forget your kindness. Someday I may be able to repay you." The Lion was so amused by this idea that he let the poor creature go." In sixth-century Greece, it is said, there lived a slave named Aesop who was renowned for his brilliant storytelling. The collection of sly, witty fables that bears his name continues to delight readers of all ages. Michael Hague has selected his favorite fables and illustrated them with beautiful paintings in the style that has made his work so popular.

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User Review  - jknuts1 - LibraryThing

I think Aesop's Fables are timeless, and this rendition is no exception. The illustrations are wonderful, and complement the simply written text of each story perfectly. I also like that the morals ... Read full review

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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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About the author (1985)

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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