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Accompanied by beautiful color illustrations, this beautiful collection of Aesop’s Favorite Fables is sure to ignite young imaginations and teach them virtue, kindness, integrity, problem-solving, happiness, and what it means to be human.
Passed down for thousands of years, Aesop’s Fables is a collection of moral stories by the famed storyteller from ancient Greece. Reprinted and translated thousands of times over the past two millennia, this collection represents some of the most widely known and famous children’s literature. Many of these fables bestow human traits upon animal characters and place them in human situations to highlight desirable and less desirable traits. Their intent, through the telling of these tales, is to teach readers important moral lessons such as “Self-help is the best help” or “Do not attempt too much all at once.”. Boys and girls and parents will enjoy reading:
The Wolf and the Kid * The Tortoise and the Ducks * Belling the Cat * Hercules and the Wagoner * The Kid and the Wolf * The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse *The Lion and the Mouse * The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf* The Sheep and the Pig * The Travelers and the Purse * The Frogs Who Wished for a King * The Owl and the Grasshopper * The Monkey and the Camel * The Wolf and the Lamb * The Travelers and the Sea * The Farmer and His Sons * The Goose and the Golden Egg * The Farmer and the Snake * The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing * The Rose and the Butterfly * The Fox and the Monkey * The Hare and the Tortoise * The Fighting Cocks and the Eagle * And dozens and dozens more!
Handsomely packaged and affordable, this book is part of a classic series for children that aims to revitalize these enchanting works and continue the tradition of sharing them with the next generation.
About the Author
Aesop was an enslaved storyteller in Ancient Greece. He is said to have been born in 620 BC. He is also said to be the author of hundreds of famous fables, which are still told and reprinted today. Aesop died in 564 BC.
Milo Winter was born in Princeton, Illinois, in 1888. A renowned illustrator during the early nineteenth century, he is known for his work on Arabian Nights, Alice in Wonderland, Gulliver’s Travels, A Christmas Carol, and Aesop’s Fables. He worked most of life as an illustrator of children’s books for various publishers. Winter died in New York City in 1956.