Classic stories from Aesop. "The Fox and the Grapes," "The Tortoise and the Hare," "The Lion and the Mouse," "The Ants and the Grasshopper," "The North Wind and the Sun." Almost 150 fables, with over 100 illustrations.
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.