Aesop's Fables eBook

Aesop's Fables eBook

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Aesop's classic collection presents the fables and moral stories from ancient Greece. The animal tales, folklore, and morals used to educate children in origin stories and character values are simplified for the youngest readers. Join the adventure in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Aesop's Fables.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616416874
Publisher: ABDO Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Series: Calico Illustrated Classics Set 4 eBook
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Aesop's Fables A Note on the Text and Illustrations


I. The Fox and the Grapes II. The Wolf and the Crane III. The Archer and the Lion IV. The Woman and the Fat Hen V. The Kid and the Wolf VI. The Hawk and the Pigeons VII. The Eagle and the Fox VIII. The Boy and the Scorpion IX. The Fox and the Goat X. The Old Hound XI. The Ants and the Grasshopper XII. The Fawn and Her Mother XIII. The Horse and the Groom XIV. The Mountain in Labor XV. The Flies and the Honey Jar XVI. The Two Bags XVII. The Vain Crow XVIII. The Wolf and the Lamb XIX. The Bear and the Fox XX. The Dog, the Cock and the Fox XXI. The Cock and the Jewel XXII. The Sea Gull and the Hawk XXIII. The Fox and the Lion XXIV. The Creaking Wheels XXV. The Frog and the Ox XXVI. The Farmer and the Snake XXVII. The Lion and the Fox XXVIII. The Fisherman and His Music XXIX. The Domesticated Dog and the Wolf XXX. The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse XXXI. The Dog and the Shadow XXXII. The Moon and Her Mother XXXIII. The Fighting Cocks and the Eagle XXXIV. The Man and the Satyr XXXV. The Tortoise and the Eagle XXXVI. The Mule XXXVII. The Hen and the Cat XXXVIII. The Old Woman and the Wine Bottle XXXIX. The Hare and the Tortoise XL. The Ass and the Grasshopper XLI. The Lamb and the Camel XLII. The Crab and Its Mother XLIII. Jupiter and the Camel XLIV. The Mouse and the Frog XLV. The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf XLVI. The Peach, the Apple, and the Blackberry XLVII. The Hare and the Hound XLVIII. The Stag in the Ox Stall XLIX. The Crow and the Pitcher L. The Lion and the Mouse LI. The One-Eyed Doe LII. The Trees and the Ax LIII. The Lion, the Ass, and the Fox Who Went Hunting LIV. The Travelers and the Bear LV. The Belly and the Members LVI. The Dolphins and the Sprat LVII. The Blind Man and the Whelp LVIII. The Sick Stag LIX. Hercules and the Wagoner LX. The Fox and the Woodcutter LXI. The Monkey and the Camel LXII. The Dove and the Crow LXIII. The Ass and the Lap Dog LXIV. The Hares and the Frogs LXV. The Fisherman and the Little Fish LXVI. The Wind and the Sun LXVII. The Farmer and the Stork LXVIII. The Lioness LXIX. The Brash Candlelight LXX. The Old Woman and the Physician LXXI. The Charcoal-Burner and the Cloth-Fuller LXXII. The Wolf and the Sheep LXXIII. The Farmer and His Sons LXXIV. The Wolves and the Sheep LXXV. The Mole and Her Mother LXXVI. The Swallow and the Crow LXXVII. The Man Bitten by a Dog LXXVIII. The Man and the Lion LXXIX. The Monkey and the Dolphin LXXXI. The Viper and the File LXXXII. The Bundle of Sticks LXXXIII. Jupiter, Neptune, Minerva, and Momus LXXXIV. The Lion in Love LXXXV. The Nurse and the Wolf LXXXVI. The Birdcatcher and the Lark LXXXVII. Jupiter and the Bee LXXXVIII. The Travelers and the Plane Tree LXXXIX. The Fox Without a Tail XC. The Horse and the Stag XCI. The Mischievous Dog XCII. The Geese and the Cranes XCIII. The Quack Frog XCIV. Mercury and the Woodcutter XCV. The Oxen and the Butchers XCVI. The Goatherd and the Goats XCVII. The Widow and the Sheep XCVIII. The Marriage of the Sun XCIX. The Theif and His Mother C. The Gnat and the Bull CI. The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox CII. The Oak and the Reed CIII. The Dog in the Manger CIV. The Goose with the Golden Eggs CV. The Lion and the Dolphin CVI. The Comedian and the Farmer CVII. The Dog Invited to Supper CVIII. The Ass Loaded with Salt CIX. The Theif and the Dog CX. The Trumpeter Taken Prisoner CXI. The Hunter and the Fisherman CXII. The Fir Tree and the Bramble CXIII. The Eagle and the Arrow CXIV. The Two Pets CXV. The Fisherman and Troubled Water CXVI. The Lark and Her Young Ones CXVII. The Arab and the Camel CXVIII. The Travelers and the Hatchet CXIX. The Doctor and His Patient CXX. The Maid and the Pail of Milk CXXI. The Ass, the Fox, and the Lion CXXII. The Ass and His Driver CXXIII. The Travelers and the Hatchet CXXIV. The Hedge and the Vineyard CXXV. The Frogs Who Desired a King CXXVI. The Lion and the Goat CXXVII. The Mice in Council CXXVIII. The Fox and the Mask CXXIX. The Thirsty Pigeon CXXX. The Farmer and the Cranes CXXXI. The Falconer and the Partridge CXXXII. The Cat and the Mice CXXXIII. The Father and His Two Daughters CXXXIV. The Heifer and the Ox CXXXV. The Fox and the Hedgehog CXXXVI. The Lion and the Ass CXXXVII. The Bald Knight CXXXVIII. The Ass and His Masters CXXXIX. The Farmer and the Sea CXL. The Hart and the Vine CXLI. The Pig and the Sheep CXLII. The Bull and the Goat CXLIII. The Old Man and Death CXLIV. The Dog and the Hare CXLV. The Boy and the Hazel Nuts CXLVI. The Wolf and the Shepherd CXLVII. The Jackass and the Statue CXLVIII. The Blacksmith and His Dog CXLIX. The Herdsman and the Lost Calf CL. The Lion and the Other Beasts Who Went Out Hunting CLI. The Bees, the Drones, and the Wasp CLII. The Kid and the Piping Ass CLIII. The Stallion and the Ass CLIV. The Mice and the Weasels CLV. The Stubborn Goat and the Goatherd CLVI. The Boys and the Frogs CLVII. The Mouse and the Weasel CLVIII. The Farmer and the Lion CLIX. The Horse and the Loaded Ass CLX. The Wolf and the Lion CLXI. The Farmer and the Dogs CLXII. The Eagle and the Crow CLXIII. The Lion and His Three Councillors CLXIV. The Great and Little Fish CLXV. The Ass, the Cock, and the Lion CLXVI. The Wolf and the Goat CLXVII. The Fox and the Stork CLXVIII. The Leopard and the Fox CLXIX. The Vine and the Goat CLXX. The Sick Lion CLXXI. The Rivers and the Sea CLXXII. The Blackamoor CLXXIII. The Boy and the Nettle CLXXIV. The Seaside Travelers CLXXV. The Boy Who Went Swimming CLXXVI. The Sick Hawk CLXXVII. The Monkey and the Fisherman CLXXVIII. Venus and the Cat CLXXIX. The Three Tradesmen CLXXX. The Ass's Shadow CLXXXI. The Eagle and the Beetle CLXXXII. The Lion and the Three Bulls CLXXXIII. The Old Woman and Her Maids CLXXXIV. The Dogs and the Hides CLXXXV. The Dove and the Ant CLXXXVI. The Old Lion CLXXXVII. The Wolf and the Shepherds CLXXXVIII. The Ass in the Lion's Skin CLXXXIX. The Swallow in Chancery CXC. The Raven and the Swan CXCI. The Wild Boar and the Fox CXCII. The Stag at the Pool CXCIII. The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing CXCIV. The Boasting Traveler CXCV. The Man and his Two Wives CXCVI. The Shepherd and the Sea CXCVII. The Miser CXCVIII. Mercury and the Sculptor CXCIX. The Miller, His Son, and Their Ass CC. The Wolf and the Horse CCI. The Astronomer CCII. The Hunter and the Woodcutter CCIII. The Fox and the Crow

Afterword Selected Bibliography Index

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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
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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 9 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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