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Essential, and often profound.
on 15 September 2010
A thought provoking and sometimes moving set of moral lessons and stories, they are genuinely inventive and relate to many issues even today. This particular edition is great because it provides an interesting introduction, a spot-on translation, and useful footnotes explaining the historical references in the text.
Oh, and this is NOT a children's book, although doubtless a child would appreciate the animal tales at face value.