Fables

Hence these fables stand out in perspicuous contrast with the long and
diversified narratives of the Eastern Pilpay , or the ornate mystical legends of the
Mahometan Lokman . The clearness , unity , perspicuity , and easy discovery of
the moral ...

Author: Aesop

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fables

Page: 264

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Aesop s Fables

A collection of animal fables told by the Greek slave Aesop.

Author: Aesop

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261282

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 199

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A collection of animal fables told by the Greek slave Aesop.

Aesop s Fables

A collection of familiar short moral tales.

Author: Laura Gibbs

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192840509

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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A collection of familiar short moral tales.

Aesop s Fables

Illustrated with nearly 200 woodcuts, this work quickly became the most-read book in Spain, beloved of both children and adults.

Author: John E. Keller

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813158737

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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In 1489 Johan Hurus printed the first collection of fables in Spain, Lavida del Ysopetconsusfabulas hystoriadas. Illustrated with nearly 200 woodcuts, this work quickly became the most-read book in Spain, beloved of both children and adults. Reprinted many times in the next three centuries and carried to the New World, it brought to Spanish letters a cornucopia of Aesopic fables, oriental apologues, and folktales that were borrowed by such writers as Cervantes, Lope de Vega, and especially the fabulists Iriarte and Samaniego. John Keller and Clark Keating now present the first English translation of this important literary work. The Latin and German lineage of La vida was significant, for it placed Spain in the mainstream of European fable lore. The highly fictitious life of Aesop, the misshapen Greek slave who reached the highest social level, contributed to the development of medieval romance and the picaresque novel. The book is thus important to students of comparative literature, literary history, and the development of the Spanish language. Of equal value are the woodcuts, which depict the daily life of medieval Europe and contribute to a better understanding of fifteenth-century art history, bookmaking, natural history, and the visualization of narrative. La vida del Ysopet thus constitutes one of the finest concordances of text and illustration in European literary history.


Aesop s Fables

The master from the Golden Age of Illustration lends his distinct humor and romanticism to these enchanting and enduring morality tales with 13 full-color and 53 black-and-white illustrations.

Author:

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486172708

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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The master from the Golden Age of Illustration lends his distinct humor and romanticism to these enchanting and enduring morality tales with 13 full-color and 53 black-and-white illustrations.


50 Classic Children Short Stories

This book brings back the much-loved tales through generations to enthral children once more. This book is the ideal gift from a parent to a child to revive the reading habit.

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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50 Classic Children Short Stories is an anthology of what children have heard and read over the ages. Here comes a selection of the best fairytales, stories about creatures big and small, spells and enchantments, giants, witches, royal adventures and everything that makes a child’s world magical. With numerous authors penning children’s books, the classics seem to be getting lost and that enchanted world is receding to give place to more contemporary settings. This book brings back the much-loved tales through generations to enthral children once more. This book is the ideal gift from a parent to a child to revive the reading habit. Hans Christian Andersen, Brothers Grimm, Aesop’s Fables, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Story of the Three Little Pigs, Henny-Penny, The History of Tom Thumb, Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse and folktales from other shores bring together a delightful bouquet to young minds.

Ten Fables for Teaching English

Children enjoy hearing, reading, fables provide a fun and exciting way to
introduce children and acting out fables, and they have fun participating in
activities that complement these stories. When children's interest is sparked by
these stories, ...

Author: Ellen M. Balla

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 9780673592392

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!


Aesop s Fables

Of diverse origins, the stories associated with Aesop's name have descended to modern times through a number of sources. They continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic mediums.

Author: By Aesop

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736803516

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

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Aesop's Fables is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with Aesop's name have descended to modern times through a number of sources. They continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic mediums. In Classical times there were various theorists who tried to differentiate these fables from other kinds of narration. They had to be short and unaffected; in addition, they are fictitious, useful to life and true to nature. In them could be found talking animals and plants, although humans interacting only with humans figure in a few. Typically they might begin with a contextual introduction, followed by the story, often with the moral underlined at the end. Setting the context was often necessary as a guide to the story's interpretation, as in the case of the political meaning of The Frogs Who Desired a King and The Frogs and the Sun. Sometimes the titles given later to the fables have become proverbial, as in the case of 'killing the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs or the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. In fact some fables, such as The Young Man and the Swallow, appear to have been invented as illustrations of already existing proverbs. One theorist, indeed, went so far as to define fables as extended proverbs. In this they have an aetiological function, the explaining of origins such as, in another context, why the ant is a mean, thieving creature. Other fables, also verging on this function, are outright jokes, as in the case of The Old Woman and the Doctor, aimed at greedy practitioners of medicine.

Famous Fables 5

These supplementary readers are based on structural control and graded vocabulary to help reinforce the children s language skills. They are ideal for Indian children for whom English is a second language.

Author: Selections from Arabian Nights

Publisher: Ratna Sagar

ISBN: 9788170702085

Category:

Page: 48

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These supplementary readers are based on structural control and graded vocabulary to help reinforce the children s language skills. They are ideal for Indian children for whom English is a second language.

The Fables of Phaedrus

whole life, from exposure by his mother at birth (see the strangely powerful fable
The Dog and the Lamb,” 3, 15) at the door of a highly educated poet and teacher
of Greek; his upbringing in the house ofthis cultivated man; his attachment to ...

Author: Phaedrus

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292727453

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 196

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Animal fables are said to have originated with Aesop, a semilegendary Samian slave, but the earliest surviving record of the fables comes from the Latin poet Phaedrus, who introduced the new genre to Latin literature. This verse translation of The Fables is the first in English in more than two hundred years. In addition to the familiar animal fables, about a quarter of the book includes such diverse material as prologues and epilogues, historical anecdotes, short stories, enlarged proverbs and sayings, comic episodes and folk wisdom, and many incidental glimpses of Greek and Roman life in the classical period. The Fables also sheds light on the personal history of Phaedrus, who seems to have been an educated slave, eventually granted his freedom by the emperor Augustus. Phaedrus' style is lively, clean, and sparse, though not at the cost of all detail and elaboration. It serves well as a vehicle for his two avowed purposes—to entertain and to give wise counsel for the conduct of life. Like all fabulists, Phaedrus was a moralist, albeit on a modest and popular level. An excellent introduction by P. F. Widdows provides information about Phaedrus, the history of The Fables, the metric style of the original and of this translation, and something of the place of these fables in Western folklore. The translation is done in a free version of Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse, a form used by W. H. Auden and chosen here to match the popular tone of Phaedrus' Latin verse.


Fables of Aesop

Rare 1931 Paris limited edition of Sir Roger l'Estrange translation, with 50 original drawings by Calder. 201 traditional fables in finest English rendition (17th century) beautifully complemented by Calder. "... a charming paperback ...

Author: Aesop

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486217809

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Rare 1931 Paris limited edition of Sir Roger l'Estrange translation, with 50 original drawings by Calder. 201 traditional fables in finest English rendition (17th century) beautifully complemented by Calder. "... a charming paperback facsimile ... wonderfully inventive drawings make a delightful, modern counterpoint..." — Saturday Review. Contains mature content.


Fabulous Fables

Concepts , Teaching Strategies , and Enrichment Activites From Fabulous Fables
: Using Fables with Children , published by ... LESSON CONCEPTS sentence ,
and it is usually stated at the end of the fable , set apart by a small space and ...

Author: Linda K. Garrity

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 9780673463173

Category: Creative activities and seat work

Page: 87

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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!



Fables and Plants

This book is an English translation of a Chinese collection of fables from editor Gao Jing Xuan. While most fables use animals as their main characters, this book is unique in that it uses plants to teach moral lessons.

Author: Peter K. Chen

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1770679200

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

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Most American readers have only heard of Aesop's Fables, as he is the most prominent fable writer. But there were three major regions of the world that produced prolific fables: China, Greece and India. This book is an English translation of a Chinese collection of fables from editor Gao Jing Xuan. While most fables use animals as their main characters, this book is unique in that it uses plants to teach moral lessons. The fables included are from both modern and classical Chinese authors. In Fables and Plants, we emphasize plants because they are often not given the same attention in fables as animals. But plants were created by God before He created animals and human beings. Plants are also colorful, beautiful and fragrant and can provide great comfort and pleasure to humans. The Three Friends of Winter (bamboo, pine and plum) and Four Gentleman's Flowers (Orchid in Spring, Lotus in summer, Chrysanthemum in the Fall and Plum in the winter) were highly praised and loved by Chinese poets and artists. All of these plants were included in these stories.