by Aesop (Author); Peter Williams (Translation)
So many stories that we consider modern have their roots in Aesop's fables. They truly are timeless. This is a collection of tales that is appropriate for any age, the lessons that they teach are simple and useful in everyday life. The point of each fable is to illustrate a lesson – usually about human nature or the human experience of everyday life - in a simple yet profound manner. Scholars believe that the Aesop to whom the fables are attributed may have been a slave in ancient Greece, but the iteration that we have today is more likely a collection whose content has been added to, edited and revised many times over the centuries – very like the oral folk tradition.
Ages 5 and up; 118 Pages; Paperback