The Very Best of Aesop's Fables

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Walker, 1996 - Aesop's fables - 37 pages
First published in 1990 and now reissued in paperback, a collection of Aesop's fables, retold without the morals. Includes THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE, THE TOWN MOUSE AND THE COUNTRY MOUSE and THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF. Colour illustrations by Charlotte Voake.

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About the author (1996)

Charlotte Voake is an author and illustrator of children's books. Voake received the 1997 Picture Book Blue Ribbon from the Bulletin Center for Children's Books for Ginger, a book about a cat's dislike towards the new kitten addition to the family. She has also written Mr. Davies and the Baby and Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep.

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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