The Fables of Aesop by Frances Barnes-murphy

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A collection of more than one hundred of Aesop's classic fables, designed to delight and instruct both adults and children, features clever pen-and-ink drawings on every page and thirty full-color paintings.

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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.
Published March 12, 1966 by Schocken. 181 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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This British husband-and-wife team has gleaned more than a hundred of the ancient storyteller's fables for this beguiling compendium. Well-known entries (e.g., The Tortoise and the Hare; The Goo

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