Aesop's Fables (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions)

Aesop's Fables (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions)

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Overview

The calamities that befall the hapless creatures of Aesop’s Fables! The fox can’t reach his grapes, then gets attacked by biting flies, and loses his tail in a trap. And things don’t go much better for the hare, who is chased relentlessly by a hound, barely escaping with his life—only to be beaten in a race by a lowly tortoise. Misfortune turns to mayhem when a wolf is killed by his sweetheart’s father, a sheepdog preys on his own flock, and the mouse and his friend the frog are eaten by a hawk. On the brighter side, a tiny ant saves her new friend the dove from a hunter’s arrow, a bat persuades two different weasels not to eat her, and a kid goat uses his wits to escape from the jaws of a hungry wolf.

     Treachery is everywhere. A fox proclaims peace among all creatures in order to lure a cock from a tree; one crow cheats another out of his dinner; a lion pretends to be a doctor in order to trap a horse. Then, there’s the wolf who dresses in sheep’s clothing to ravage a flock from the inside—and the moral of the story is . . .

     For nearly three thousand years, Aesop’s Fables have amused people of all ages as they provide commonsense lessons in the conduct of everyday life. The colorful characters and brief tales, by turns amusing and frightening, deliver a how-to course in applied moral philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435141001
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Series: Barnes & Noble Signature Editions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 287,964
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Aesop is thought to have lived around 560 bce, though no records from the time exist to support this. According to Aristotle, he was born in Thrace on the Black Sea and was a slave on the Aegean island of Samos. Many sources claim he was granted his freedom as a reward for his wit and wisdom and became an advisor to the rich and powerful of ancient Greece.

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Aesop's Fables 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are fables, not stories, so they are meant to be short and to the point. Many fables are also not really meant for children to read alone. The integrity of most  fables would be compromised if they were reduced to a 1st grade reading level. the illustrations are beautiful and the messages of the fables are great life lessons.
Yu_For_Romance More than 1 year ago
The origin of these tales is extremely old. They aren't newly written with the current sensibilities of parents in mind. Therefore, please consider this when buying. They are short tales meant to be read to children by their parents to entertain and instruct (there is often some moral to be had in the reading).  I wouldn't expect a young child to read them on their own and be able to make sense of it; that's not entirely the point. It's to read the tales together and help them make sense of the lesson. Many of the other reviews have taken the work out of context. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These gables are amazing they are for kids to. There supposed to short to get to the piont and teach the lesson. If thay were stories ot would be really boring. So fables are just short and sweet stories that teaches lessons
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Orange and brown tabby shecat. Amber eyes, with a glint of red in them. 13 moons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Cinder <p> Gender: &female <p> Age: 14 moons <p> Apperance: She has golden fur speckled with black, with green eyes <p> History: And why, would I share this with a stranger? <p> Personality: sort of cocky, and will takeover if she feels like nothing is being done <p> That should be it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shadow curled up in a ball sobbing,"Why does everyone ignore me! What have I done to them?! What have I done wrong?!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tell Av that Ferns is not lost.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though the wording may sound old and confusing, I still felt it was a good read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walked in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Educative
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has to many tough words for kids!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this is a book for kids but there are too many words that are hard for kids to read and understand. The stories are very short .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If a kid read this book they would not understand the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I disagree how is a mouse and his frog getting eaten a kids story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please dont waste the money
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