Comprised of over 300 classic animal tales, this edition of Aesop’s Fables will capture any young reader’s imagination. Aesop’s Fables have long been remembered as farcical, but resonant tales, capturing the imaginations of adults and children alike. Aesop’s Fables have been a cornerstone in narrating to children the differences between right and wrong.
Including such revered tales as the Tortoise and the Hare, to lesser known but equally as insightful stories such as the Mountain and the Mouse, Aesop’s Fables have provided timeless guidance to young children through the guise of anthropomorphized animals. Using common animals in this manner has been a treasured vehicle for young readers to better understand and relate to the world around them.
Aesop’s oral stories had been passed down through generations to celebrate the morality of life before being captured on the page. Other well-known fables in this collection include; The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs, The City Mouse, and The Kid and the Wolf. This translation was compiled by George Fyler Townsend. With eye-catching new covers and a new note about the author, this edition of Aesop's Fables is both modern and readable.