The Aesop for Children (Aesop's Fables for Children)

The Aesop for Children (Aesop's Fables for Children)


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The history of the fable likely does not originate with Aesop; however it is with him that we associate the fable’s most ancient of known origins. Little is actually known of the life of Aesop. According to the historical accounts of Herodotus, Aristotle, and Plutarch, he was a slave from the Greek island of Samos who lived between 620 and 564 BC. Described as a strikingly ugly man he is said to have secured his freedom through his cleverness. Known for his wit, Aesop would become employed as an advisor by kings and city-states. The simplicity of the fable cannot be overstated. The short narrative form and the use of animals to personifying particular human characteristics makes the fable a particularly useful form of instruction for imparting bits of wisdom to children. Dozens of fables have been attributed to Aesop, however given their sometimes conflicting moral lessons, the attribution of some fables to Aesop is considered by certain scholars as doubtful. Collected together here are some of the most famous examples of Aesop’s fables. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and illustrated by Milo Winter.

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ISBN-13: 9781420957563
Publisher: Neeland Media
Publication date: 04/08/2018
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 351,828
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

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Aesop for Children 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I am still very young - 10 years old - since I was a little child my parents would read for me. Now I read by myself, for them and with them! In a very special way, my Dad, who is a medical doctor, has always encouraged me to learn as much as I could. This was one of the best advices he gave me! It is unbelievable how much one can learn from all the fables in this book! They will teach you and open your eyes, heart, mind and soul...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ravenfeather stands up and laughs. "BloodClan will pay for what they have done! While the four kts who will destroy BloodClan, or attempt to, are growing, I shall raise a Clan of fighters. One that has no weakness!." He meows before padding out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a really good book and it has somany storie
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am surprised this book made it into the sales bin it should be on a best seller¿s list. This book does what most books and T.V does not. It is short and to the point, yet it teaches children life lessons. It also opens up conversation, so please read it early and make time for a question and answer period right after. This is especially important as it seems that our children are being preyed on at an alarming rate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This and The Butterfly (jay singh) were the best Christmas gifts I got. They really made me think. All children should have this book and all parents should read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm so pleased that they brought back the old Milo Winter illustratons. This is a must for all children's libraries.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved them when I was little and still enjoy reading them from time to time... These are stories that have been around for generations. They were told as bed time stories, told to children who got into trouble, or just told for fun around a camp fire. So whats my point? Some stories featured in this book or similarities close to them, have been told to young children for over a century as entertianment, but more so for teaching morality and good judgement. These are classical folklores at some of their bests. Simple, but enjoyable for anyone of any age.
tripleblessings on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Classic fables about animals by Aesop, with illustrations by Milo Winter from the 1917 edition. The same book I had as a child. A good reference, though you wouldn't want to read the whole thing at one sitting. The kids like the pictures.
glanecia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love the Aesop Fables. This edition is great for children, the print is large and the pictures are brilliant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes. Tommorrow.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book looks good, but not great. I would like to read it, but it doesn't look good enough to pay money. I'd rather look for it at the library nearest to me.(It is a free library.)