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Title:
Aesop's fables
Uniform Title:
Aesop's fables. Selections. English.
ISBN:
9780030020384

9780805002102
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, [1985]
Physical Description:
27 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents:
The town mouse and the country mouse -- The lion and the mouse -- The fox and the goat -- The cat and the birds -- The crow and the pitcher -- The mice in council -- The marriage of the sun -- The hare and the tortoise -- t The wolf and the kid -- The fox and the grapes -- The ass in the lion's skin -- The fox and the crow -- The cock and the jewel.
Summary:
The noted illustrator presents thirteen of Aesop's most familiar fables.
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""Please, O King," cried the Mouse, "spare me this time and I shall never forget your kindness. Someday I may be able to repay you." The Lion was so amused by this idea that he let the poor creature go." In sixth-century Greece, it is said, there lived a slave named Aesop who was renowned for his brilliant storytelling. The collection of sly, witty fables that bears his name continues to delight readers of all ages. Michael Hague has selected his favorite fables and illustrated them with beautiful paintings in the style that has made his work so popular.


Summary

""Please, O King," cried the Mouse, "spare me this time and I shall never forget your kindness. Someday I may be able to repay you." The Lion was so amused by this idea that he let the poor creature go." In sixth-century Greece, it is said, there lived a slave named Aesop who was renowned for his brilliant storytelling. The collection of sly, witty fables that bears his name continues to delight readers of all ages. Michael Hague has selected his favorite fables and illustrated them with beautiful paintings in the style that has made his work so popular.


Author Notes

Though many modern scholars dispute his existence, Aesop's life was chronicled by first century Greek historians who wrote that Aesop, or Aethiop, was born into Greek slavery in 620 B.C. Freed because of his wit and wisdom, Aesop supposedly traveled throughout Greece and was employed at various times by the governments of Athens and Corinth.

Some of Aesop's most recognized fables are The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, and The Ant and the Grasshopper. His simple but effective morals are widely used and illustrated for children. (Bowker Author Biography)


Though many modern scholars dispute his existence, Aesop's life was chronicled by first century Greek historians who wrote that Aesop, or Aethiop, was born into Greek slavery in 620 B.C. Freed because of his wit and wisdom, Aesop supposedly traveled throughout Greece and was employed at various times by the governments of Athens and Corinth.

Some of Aesop's most recognized fables are The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, and The Ant and the Grasshopper. His simple but effective morals are widely used and illustrated for children. (Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Hague brings his signature nostalgic, intricately detailed style to 13 of Aesop's moral tales. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Publisher's Weekly Review

Hague brings his signature nostalgic, intricately detailed style to 13 of Aesop's moral tales. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved