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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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.
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.
In "A History of Children's Books in 100 Books" he draws upon his years of experience and expertise to take a global perspective and trace the development of the children's book genre from ancient stories, such as Aesop's Fables and the Indian Panchatantra, through the Puritan primers of the 17th century to the Harry Potter series and books as technology.
Whether you're considering Aesop's Fables or a Persian epic like the Shahnameh, Marvellous Creatures of all kinds play a powerful role in our collective imaginations," said Director and CEO of the Toronto's Aga Khan Museum Henry Kim: "Animals are appealing at any age, yet they can also transmit wisdom across generations and cultures.
The power of Aesop's fables might seem to speak for themselves in print version; but the audio needed this extra boost to attract listeners of all ages, and one of the special delights here is Hay's ability to dramatize his reading while lending an accent that flavors the story without being unintelligibly thick.
From tomb walls to papyrus scrolls, Aesop's fables to dime novels--and across all genres and continents except Antarctica--this collection is an insightful visual treat.
The theme of Dog on Stilts is one which has been popular in children's literature from the first English editions of Aesop's Fables but it has seldom been approached with the inventive modernity offered by James Thorp's text and Angus McKinnon's illustrations.
Well whichever one she told you, you are sure to now know that these were Aesop's fables and they have been around for years and years.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf is known as one of Aesop's Fables, but versions with the same message, that nobody believes a character who is known to be a liar, can be found in cultures throughout the world.
Mandel uses the format of Aesop's fables and does an uncanny job of capturing the tone and cadence of those stories.
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