Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

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A collection of nearly sixty fables from Aesop, including such familiar ones as "The Grasshopper and the Ants," "The North Wind and the Sun," "Androcles and the Lion," "The Troublesome Dog," and "The Fox and the Stork."
Publisher: New York : SeaStar Books, 2000.
ISBN: 9781587170003
1587170000
9781587170034
1587170035
Branch Call Number: J 398.2 Aes
Characteristics: 87 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Aesop
Pinkney, Jerry

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fred98115
Mar 21, 2020

Collection of fables illustrating moral lessons. Attributed to a slave from before the Christian Era. Short snippets.

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bell5133
Sep 19, 2019

Each fable is one page, and the moral is written in tiny font underneath.

FindingJane May 03, 2017

The reason anything endures as a classic is because it remains topical and cogent, striking a chord in those who see and hear it, even centuries after its creation. The morals of Aesop thus are as timeless as ever. They’re not about the fairness of life (what’s fair about being judged a felon just because you’re caught in their company or being abandoned by someone you thought was a friend?). They’re not about good guys winning over bad ones. The morals are merely guidelines to keep in mind as we wend our way through our lives.

This variation of the tales are enlivened with distinctive color illustrations by Mr. Pinkney. Mice aren’t all one color or type but have distinctive variations (See “The Mice and the Weasels”). A dog with a cowbell looks like the idiotic creature he is, while a man fights against the grasping hands of the North Wind. This is a superb anthology for the collector of fine illustrations. Fans of Brian Pinkney are in for a treat.

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bell5133
Aug 23, 2019

bell5133 thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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