An adaptation of Aesop's fables features the artwork of a nineteenth-century French illustrator and includes ""The Fox and the Grapes,"" ""The Ants and the Grasshopper,"" ""The Country Mouse and the City Mouse,"" and two hundred others. Reprint. show more
An adaptation of Aesop's fables features the artwork of a nineteenth-century French illustrator and includes ""The Fox and the Grapes,"" ""The Ants and the Grasshopper,"" ""The Country Mouse and the City Mouse,"" and two hundred others. Reprint.
Publish date: October 6th 1992
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
It's amazing how many of these very short tales have ingrained themselves so deep into our psyche as a society. While reading, you will be constantly surprised when a story pops up that you've always been familiar with, but were never really sure where it came from. For centuries, these simple stori...
Tales with moral endings. Preparing those for the hard world. Each story has some familiar stories like Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf. (Those are not the actual titles of the stories in the book) There are quite a few I did not know of like The Dolphin and The Lion which is ...
Collections of these short tales with a moral were among the very first works--after the Bible--to be published on the printing press. It's amazing how many catch phrases come from these fables: Honesty is the best policy. Don't count your chickens before they've hatched. Look before you leap. Aesop...
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown: I like Peter Brown’s books a lot, and his new one has a nice storyline that has a message without feeling too preachy. I also liked the artwork, which seemed a little Klassen-y (I mean that in the best way). Ike’s Incredible Ink by Brianne Farley: A story of cre...
Translations and, more particularly, illustrations, can be all over the map. My rating is for the writer Aesop, naturally, and not necessarily this edition.Fascinating trivia: Socrates was working on a musical version of Aesop's fables when he killed himself.