Aesop's Fables

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Pavilion, 1994 - Fables, Greek - 79 pages
Aesop's celebrated collection of fables has always been popular with both adults and children. These simple tales embody truths so powerful, the titles of the individual fables - the fox and the grapes, the dog in the manger, the wolf in sheep's clothing and many others - have entered the languages and idioms of most European tongues.

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User Review  - TamaraG - LibraryThing

I like these stories and had a great time reading them. The illustrations are really well done and the fables were retold really well with the meaning of the story at the bottom of the page Read full review

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What a wonderful way the author has of rendering human-like qualities to the animal characters. The illustrations are lovely! Read full review

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About the author (1994)

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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