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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Aesop's famous Fables are full of humor, insight and savage wit as well as many fascinating glimpses of everyday life.

Aesop was probably a prisoner of war, sold into slavery in the early sixth century B. C., who represented his masters in court and negotiations and relied on animal stories to put across his key points. Such fables vividly reveal the strange superstitions of ordinary ancient Greeks, how they treated their pets, how they spoilt their sons and even what they kept in their larders. As these stories became well-known, 'Aesopic' one-liners were widely quoted at drinking-parties, and the collection eventually came to include more satirical tales of alien creatures—apes, camels, lions and elephants—which presumably originate in Libya and Egypt.

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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.