Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

Illustrated Junior Library Series 2
by Aesop, Fritz Kredel (Illustrator)
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
©1947, Item: 63962
Hardcover, 236 pages
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Over 2,000 years ago, a humble Greek slave won freedom and renown when he entertained the nobles in the court of power- ful King Croesus with his fascinating and clever tales of animals who could talk like human beings. These fables were instructive, as well as amusing, for from them Croesus and his court probably learned more home truths than from all the profound writings of the royal stable of philosophers.

Ever since then, millions of readers, young and old, have derived knowledge and enjoy- ment from these witty and adventurous stories. And Aesop himself ranks among the greatest narrators the world has ever known.

Here, in one beautiful volume, are the most popular of Aesop's fables which have entertained countless generations of children. Stories like The Wolf and the Lamb, The Fox and the Crow, The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse will be remembered and re-read when many other books are long forgotten.

The ten exquisite full color illustrations and more than 70 beautiful drawings in this handsome edition have been drawn by Fritz Kredel, noted artist, especially for the Illustrated Junior Library. Their gayety and wit add increased pleasure to the reading of these favorite tales.

Consult the back flap for the other titles in the ILLUSTRATED JUNIOR LIBRARY, each lavishly illustrated by a famous artist.

from the dust jacket

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  A Book of Ancient Myths/fables
Reece of Washougal, 8/27/2016
This is a book of ancient Greek fables. They show good morals and wisdom. They are mostly with animals, especially sheep, wolves, and foxes. It contains fables like the Hare and the Tortoise, and the Lion and the Mouse. These are a bunch of fun stories that teach lessons.