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The Fables of Aesop

by Frances Barnes-murphy

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This book Aesop's has a big collection of fables written by a slave and story-teller who lived in Ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC. Aesop's Fables are mostly short animal stories with each fable ending with a moral advice. His fables are some of the most well known in the world. Today those fables remain a popular choice on educating children today. I have read several stories at Aesop's Fables, such as "The Fox and the Grapes", "The Tortoise and the Hare", "The North Wind and the Sun", and "The Ant and the Grasshopper" and they are well-known throughout the world.
  hildaalcaraz | Mar 17, 2017 |
comprehensive collection of Aesop's fables
black and white/ color illustrations
  bp0128bd | Jan 24, 2014 |
comprehensive collection of Aesop's fables
black and white/ color illustrations
  Phill242 | May 6, 2013 |
The Fables of Aesop as retold by Frances Barnes-Murphey is an excellent collection of the original fables. The collection includes 92 separate fables, which includes both colored and black and white illustrations of the text. This collection is very useful; I was able to use it to plan a lesson for my high school English support students. Fables are excellent stories for young children, but they are also useful for older teenagers who need practice analyzing short stories and deciphering the “deeper” meanings often found in literature. These particular stories are ideal to teach students analysis since the author purposely hid a message in the short narrative.
In addition the fables are so short, they are ideal for lesson planning. Many times, English teachers use too much class time covering the reading of the story and are unable to spend time in the analysis. With these fables very little time is used in the reading of the text, and most of the time is dedicated to the analysis and response to literature portion of the lesson. The trick is to allow students to have time to discuss the possible morals of the fable. I need to become comfortable with students grappling with the different possible interpretations; I do not need to give them the “correct” answer too quickly. I can however use my time to teach them to write rhetorically as they write about literature.
Ages: 5 and Up ( )
  ElenaEstrada | Nov 6, 2011 |
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A collection of fables retold from Aesop, including "The Hare and the Tortoise," "The Ant and the Grasshopper," and "Androcles and the Lion."

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