Aesop's wise and witty fables are among the most popular stories ever written and Charles Santore's richly illustrated version is one of the most gorgeous editions ever published. Unavailable for a number of years, this dazzling interpretation features lavish art that provides a fresh perspective on Aesop's beloved characters.
Aesop’s wise and witty fables are among the most popular stories ever written. And Charles Santore’s richly illustrated version is one of the most gorgeous editions ever published.
Unavailable for a number of years, this dazzling interpretation features lavish art that provides a fresh perspective on Aesop’s beloved characters.
Santore has arranged these timeless tales by animal. Making it easy to follow each creature from one situation to the next and gain a better understanding of how its actions parody human behavior.
Inside are twenty classic fables, including The Tortoise and the Hare, The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs, and The City Mouse and the Country Mouse. Passed from generation to generation, Aesop’s best-loved fables are presented here with beautiful illustrations that bring these naughty, bold, brave, and lovable creatures to life.
You might also be interested in The Night Before Christmas also illustrated by Charles Santore.
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I pounced on this copy of Aesop’s Fables remembering how much they taught me when i was little. there is an alarming dearth of morals today and when a child is young these fables assist to set the stage for such sensibilities. You really want this to teach this level of behavior because although most children naturally have some of these qualities most don’t have all. Here’s a neat way to teach without lecturing endlessly on subjects that can become so complicated that the whole idea falls out for a child. Buy this and read it. You only have them young once – make it good. – Amazon Review
Aesop’s fables have been around for two thousand five hundred years. Their morals apply to real life. Most readers will be familiar with a handful of them such as The Fox and the Grapes and The Tortoise and the Hare. These are well-known for a reason – they are the best of them. The total collection runs to three hundred or so stories, most of which are not as well worth repeating. – Graham S.