Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

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Overview

"Please, O King," cried the Mouse, "spare me this time and I shall never forget your kindness. Someday I may be able to repay you." The Lion was so amused by this idea that he let the poor creature go.

In sixth-century Greece, it is said, there lived a slave named Aesop who was renowned for his brilliant storytelling. The collection of sly, witty fables that bears his name continues to delight readers of all ages. Michael Hague has selected his favorite fables and illustrated them with beautiful paintings in the style that has made his work so popular.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805063158
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 10/15/1999
Series: Owlet Book
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 769,284
Product dimensions: 8.03(w) x 9.97(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Michael Hague lives with his family in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Aesop's Fables(Classic illustrations) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 502 reviews.
IkaIka More than 1 year ago
What can one say about all the wonderful tells of this book. You can entertain yourself for days!
Ymn Nasser More than 1 year ago
Google 'gutenburg free ebooks'. This book of stories is great and no longer under copyright law so it's ( along with a lot if other classics) actually free to download instantly thru your nook or pc to nook via the mentioned website.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love him he is a wonderful writer my youngest child in middle school is learning about him so i wanted to read her/him his fables yaayaaaayayyyayay they are so happy with the fable they love them i would recomend them to middle schoolers to learn!!!!!!!!!! :) :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every story in this book has a moral. 'Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child.' It means instead of hitting the child let them get in trouble and realize what they did wrong. Also i thought it would have a good impact on children and parents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The is an excellent book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My childhood memories are few and far betwen but I specifically remember Aesop's Fables. A wonderful tale ever child should have a chance to read at an early age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For kids undr ten. Good to read in bed or snuggled up with a blanket on a rainy day! Your reader Abby
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It teaches us some very good morals,"honesty is very important", is just one of the many morals Aesop wrote. I LOVE THE BOOK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it had a lot of good details & I like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's ok but they said a bad word for the donkeys in one of te stories not my 100% favorites but ...... well ..... it's ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Asops fables are very sweet because my favorite is the lion and the mouse
Anonymous 7 months ago
I found this edition for Nook pretty good, but I think that the publisher needed to put more effort into the esthetic appeal of the book. The titles of the Fables were in exactly the same print and font as the Fables themselves, so it was difficult to tell at first where the titles were; there was no boldness or underline or anything to tell them apart. I still liked this one though, and do recommend it.
hockeycrew on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Aesop's Fables include such famous children's works as The Hare and the Turtle, The Ant and The Grasshopper, The Fox and the Grapes and the Goose who Layed Golden Eggs. There's also several more obscure stories whose morals may not apply as much to modern times.It's a wonderful quick read, most readers will find that they have heard several of the stories as children. It's always nice to get a little refresher course in fables too.
Heggy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
short stories with wonderful teachings.
bkullman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read to Evie when she was too small to understand, I anticipate picking up again when she is around 9 or so! Good lessons that never expire!
AngelaG86 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Gorgeous illustrations to go along with timeless stories.
BrennaSheridan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The illustrations in this book are a collection of a few talented artists, all of whom seem to take the morals and culture in the stories very seriously in their drawings. They all remained quite true to these stories and as culturally accurate as we can assume.
SadieReads on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This books is a compilation of some of Aesop's classic fables. The selections include "The Tortoise and the Hare", "The Crow and the Pitcher", "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse", and others. Each fable is short, told in kid-friendly language, includes the moral of the story, and is accompanied by a beautiful illustration that compliments the text.What I liked about this particular collection of fables was the simplicity of the moral statements. The morals where clear, concise, and matched the story well. Children will be able to easily understand the moral, both in context of the story and in life.Appropriate as a read-aloud for ages three and up.
ARICANA on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Tortoise and the Hare, the Grasshopper and the Ant, and dozens more of the delightful creatures that have been entertaining and instructing people for thousands of years. The storyteller Aesop lived in Ancient Greece, far away from us in time and distance. But his clever little stories have as much meaning for us today as they did when he first told them so long ago...
gildallie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Quick and short are the ancient greek moralistic tales. This is a beautifully illustrated collection of a few of them. I read "The Wolf and The Crane". The story of a greedy wolf who overeats and starts choking on a bone. He then begs the animals to help him saying he'll do anything for it. A crane does, sticking her long beak down and drawing out the bone. She then asks for her reward and he states that she should be grateful for him not biting her head off when she stuck it down his throat. The moral: he who live on expectations are sure to be disappointed.
AllisonHood on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like Aesop's fables because of the simple stories that relate back to a moral. I don¿t like some of the stories' because of the cruelness of some of them. These stories have been retold many times but still possess the same stories with the morals being connected.
xorscape on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely version of the fables. There are 187 fables, black and white illustrations and eight colored ones. The forward is informative. A nice book.
GoldenBeep on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this book while taking a course on animal satire with a focus on the Aesopic tradition. The fables are very entertaining and make for good conversation with friends. The translator, Laura Gibbs, has posted many of the fables on her website. However, the book is organized by situations, and there is nothing more satisfying than quoting one of Aesop's fables to remedy a particular situation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love to read this book over and over again there are so many good stories like The Farmer and te Stork and The Milk Maid and her Pail
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