Little Book of Fables is a fresh, new retelling of fifteen of Aesop’s timeless tales and five more stories that originated with other
Verónica Uribe chose these fables for their inherent charm as amusing and popular stories known to many in one version or another. Young readers will recognize traditional favorites such as "The Fox and the Crow" and "The Shepherd and the Wolf" while other tales such as "The Milkmaid" and "Belling the Cat" may be new to them. The lessons derived from many of these fables have been adopted by cultures the world over and are reflected in familiar sayings such as "Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg" or "Slow and steady wins the race."
Uribe includes fascinating, comprehensive notes at the end of the book describing the life history of Aesop, the origin of fables and the other early fabulists, and fables as morality tales.
Beautifully retold and humorously illustrated, this collection of fables will entertain readers both young and old. The small format and elegant design of the book make it an ideal gift selection.
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Published August 3, 2004
by Groundwood Books.
Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.