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A collection of brief animal stories each of which has a moral *Author: Aesop/ Kredel, Fritz (ILT) *Publication Date: 1947/01/01 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.75 *Height: 9.00
Not much is known about this Greek writer. His fables, always ending with a proverb summing up the story's moral, were written to demonstrate the frailties of human life. Many figures of speech, such as "sour grapes," are derived from Aesop's tales.
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This collection of more than 60 of Aesop's fables includes "The Tortoise and the Hare," "The Boy who Cried Wolf," and "The Lion and the Mouse." Color illustrations accompany the text. Named a Year 2000 Notable Book by the New York Times, and one of the Best Children's Books 2000 by Publishers Weekly.
Every day a poor shepherd sent his son to take their few sheep out to pasture. "We can't afford to lose even one," he would tell the boy, "so keep a close eye on them. And if you see a wolf, shout as loudly as you can, and the whole village will come to drive the wolf away."
A collection of concise stories told by the Greek slave, Aesop.