Aesop's Fables


Retold in Verse by Tom Paxton, 37 pages, about 2600 words


Item Number: 2269

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Product Description:

Old favorites, such as The Fox and the Grapes and The Tortoise and the Hare, are included, as well as some that are less well known.

By their nature, fables are fabulous, larger than life; the characters often using wit and guile to save themselves from circumstances. Thus, Br'er Rabbit is more than a bunny in a briar patch, just as Mowgli is more than a wolf child. Aesop's Fables are morality plays. They illustrate what was fundamental to Greek culture. Their appeal to us lies in a logic we still understand. This, in turn, awakens an appreciation of how far ahead of their time the Greeks were, how enduring their thought was, and also, for how much we have to be grateful to them for. Nevertheless, fables from different cultures frequently overlap in the lessons they teach. If we would only stop to listen, there is an important lesson for us to learn from these fables: mankind is one, not several.

For ages 6 to 10.

Package Weight: about 1.1 pounds.

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