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Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables [Kindle Edition]

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--"REDBOOK, "Best for Kids, December 1990
These timeless stories, from "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" to "The Fox and the Crow," are accompanied by stunning classic illustrations by 19th- and 20th-century painters. These beautiful reproductions will give children an appreciation for art, but they're not to be outdone by the text. "The fables are perfect for parents and children to read together," Dodge says. "The morals at the end of each tale will spark meaningful discussions. This collection could become a family treasure."

No other collection of fables so clearly demonstrates the range of artists who have illustrated Aesop than this one. More than 50 fables are each accompanied by at least one illustration from nearly 30 works from Charles Henry Bennett's 1857 version to Edward Bawden's in 1970. The excellent introduction sums up Aesop's importance in literature, and discusses the gradual shift in the intended audience over the years, from adults to children and back to adults. Well-loved fables are included, but many of these will not be as familiar: "The Mountain in Labour," "The Rose and the Butterfly," and "The Ass and His Driver." Crisp, to-the-point tellings never detract from the main focus--the fantastic array of classic illustrations, reproduced from original editions in museums and private collections. There is a wide assortment of illustrational styles, I and the list of artists reads like a "Who's Who" of 19th and early 20th century art: Edwin Noble, Arthur Rackham, Alex and Calder, Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, Milo Winter, Jack Orr, and Sophia Rosamund Praeger. The collection bears a decidedly British stamp, and young children may not respond to the remote quality of the illustrations. Nevertheless, it's a wonderful opportunity for older children and adults to compare and contrast artists' perspectives. A must for larger folklore collections, as the book will be of special interest to researcher

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 175 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004UJSZQ8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,502 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Aesop's fables. 18 July 2014
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Aesop's fables are really intriguing and interesting. They have very good morals and the fables have a really good meaning to them. I give this book four stars. I would recommend it to a anyone who is into make believe stories or anyone who likes fables or anything like that.
Another very interesting and intriguing story book by Aesop. I think that he is a wonderful writer and a good storyteller. I really like his books and I think that he is in my top five writers.
Showgirl age 11.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this book! 7 July 2014
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Very good book which teaches that little gems of truth can be told in simple stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Books 25 May 2014
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I Got this book for fun ,and I was not disappointed. A lot of the fables although written many many years ago are still relevant in todays world
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5.0 out of 5 stars Font of wisdom 3 May 2014
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Read this before but always worth re reading as deeper meanings are timeless.Not sure if this version is complete but still a joy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood Treasure 27 April 2014
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I decided to go back and read stories from my own childhood to see how much I could remember. This are a collection of very short tales, and make idea short stories for bedtime.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Fables 24 April 2014
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I've always loved these stories and they're well presented in this book, the kids love reading this, and considering it was free it really cannot be faulted
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5.0 out of 5 stars tales for thought 12 April 2014
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I bought this as I remember reading fables as a young child. It was good to renew these and also lots of stories I didn't know. A good book to dip into and plenty of food for thought although Aesop wrote them years ago the morals are still applicable today. He was as wise as many of our public figures today if not more so! Enjoy this book and what we can learn from it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Aesops Fables 30 Mar 2014
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Read it in my childhood and the messages it put across on morality, right and wrong, good and evil, are just as relevant today.
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