Aesop's fables

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Noun1.Aesop's fables - a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller AesopAesop's fables - a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop
allegory, apologue, parable, fable - a short moral story (often with animal characters)
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But I've got 'AEsop's Fables,' and a book about Kangaroos and things, and the 'Pilgrim's Progress.'"
During the interval of three centuries which has elapsed since the publication of this volume of Nevelet's, no book, with the exception of the Holy Scriptures, has had a wider circulation than Aesop's Fables. They have been translated into the greater number of the languages both of Europe and of the East, and have been read, and will be read, for generations, alike by Jew, Heathen, Mohammedan, and Christian.
Plichard Bentley, at the close of the seventeenth century, to examine more minutely the existing versions of Aesop's Fables, and he maintained that many of them could, with a slight change of words, be resolved into the Scazonic l7 iambics, in which Babrias is known to have written: and, with a greater freedom than the evidence then justified, he put forth, in behalf of Babrias, a claim to the exclusive authorship of these fables.
Buffet's permission) in the book, Warren Buffet has no other association with "The Tale of Tortoise Buffet and Trader Hare." Filled with playful, color-softened illustrations and clear, spare text and narrative, "The Tale of Tortoise Buffet and Trader Hare" encapsulates the principles of financial realities in a familiar tale from Aesop's Fables, easily recognizable to elementary school students.
With about 100 games, puzzles, and quizzes, this book covers a wide range of children's literature from Mother Goose, Aesop's Fables, and fairy and folktales from around the world to Newberry and Caldecott award winners.
Olley on Aesop gives onlookers the chance to consider the relevance of Aesop's Fables in today's world by inviting them to work out the moral behind each tale before applying it to everyday life.
Lucy, a former Sherman Youth Theatre member and tutor, plays Harriet the Hare in the Sherman's summer show for under-sevens Aesop's Fables.
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Classic Greek literature that has proved both popular and relevant generation after generation down through the centuries is best exemplified by the collection of stories known as 'Aesop's Fables'.
FORMER Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo's retelling of Aesop's Fables is coming to the stage courtesy of award-winning theatre company Scamp.
The individual stories range from 'Aesop's Fables' as retold by Saviour Pirotta and Rudyard Kipling's 'Just So Stories', to Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willow' and Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Nightingale'.
Aesop's fables, which have delighted children across the globe for 2,500 years, will now be published in Welsh for today's generation.