Aesop's Fables by Aesop
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Aesop's Fables or Aesopica refers to a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. His fables are some of the most well known in the world. The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. Many stories included in Aesop's Fables, such as The Fox and the Grapes (from which the idiom "sour grapes" derives), The Tortoise and the Hare, The North Wind and the Sun, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Ant and the Grasshopper are well-known throughout the world.

Apollonius of Tyana, a 1st century CE philosopher, is recorded as having said about Aesop:

... like those who dine well off the plainest dishes, he made use of humble incidents to teach great truths, and after serving up a story he adds to it the advice to do a thing or not to do it. Then, too, he was really more attached to truth than the poets are; for the latter do violence to their own stories in order to make them probable; but he by announcing a story which everyone knows not to be true, told the truth by the very fact that he did not claim to be relating real events. (Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Book V:14)

The book includes illustrations, active table of contents and free audiobook link for download (which can be downloaded using a PC/Mac) at the end of the book.
 

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Published January 11, 2011 by ICU Publishing. 208 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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With their pithy simplicity, short words, and chewable substance, Aesop's fables are perfect fare for easy readers.

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An arch 19th-century version of the fable, sans explicit moral, is paired to illustrations of silhouette figures flexed in lively ways by barred "Scanimation"-type screens.

Apr 17 2011 | Read Full Review of Aesop's Fables (Illustrated)

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Bright, busy and oh-so-bland cartoons positively festooned with touch-activated effects carry this newly rhymed version of the classic fable.

May 26 2011 | Read Full Review of Aesop's Fables (Illustrated)

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Shoddy, sloppy and badly translated, this collection of five fables is as baffling as it is crude.

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The unlikely offspring of Wheel of Fortune and ancient Greece, this app collects 20 of Aesop's fables as wedges on a large spinner.

Jan 06 2011 | Read Full Review of Aesop's Fables (Illustrated)

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Although it seems to be saying that it's better to have a quiet, simple life than one that's lived in luxury but also in fear, yet really country mice have plenty to be afraid of too - owls and other birds of prey, foxes, farmers....Anyway, even without this issue with the fable itself I still fe...

Mar 12 2011 | Read Full Review of Aesop's Fables (Illustrated)

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I was reading the book with my four year old daughter, and she just about had patience for the stories although I think she would have preferred more pictures - each story is quite short so has only one or two pictures to illustrate it.

Nov 05 2010 | Read Full Review of Aesop's Fables (Illustrated)

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