The Fabled Life of Aesop: The extraordinary journey and collected tales of the world’s greatest storyteller
Lessons learned through colorful stories can be the best teachers. This lovely book recollects the famous fables credited to Aesop. Exactly who Aesop was remains a mystery, yet the wisdom emanating from these parables has been used as a set of guidelines for moral behavior through the ages. The author has invented a background story about a slave named Aesop who through guile has crafted messages that would answer his master’s requests, but at the same time offer no offense or complaint. These replies using animal characters become transformed into the moral tales that have survived through the ages. How wonderful for children to be reminded of the goose and the golden egg, the fox and the grapes, the tortoise and the hare, these among other fables that teach about steadfastness, greed, and disappointment. Among my favorite tales, one oft recited to me as a child when attempting some minor deceit is the story of the boy who cried wolf. To be believed, one must be truthful. While the illustrations are sumptuously beautiful, their richness conflicts with the basic message inherent in the stories. This is a colorful, educational, and delightful reading that will introduce children to moral principles in a language they can understand and appreciate.
|Page Count||64 pages|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|
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