Aesop's Fables

Aesop - Author

Marcus Sedgwick - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780141345246 | 224 pages | 02 May 2013 | Puffin | 5.07 x 7.00in | 10 - AND UP years
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The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who miraculously received the power of speech; from his legendary storytelling came the collections of prose and verse fables scattered throughout Greek and Roman literature. The fables and their morals continue to charm modern readers: who does not know the stories of the tortoise and the hare, and the boy who cried wolf? This translation includes two hundred fables.