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  • Aesop

    Much of the richness of our language and moral education is owed to a Greek slave who was executed over two thousand years ago. Literally hundreds of metaphors, axioms, and ideas that are woven into the very fabric of Western culture-from "sour grapes" and "crying wolf" to "actions speak louder than words" and "honesty is the best policy"-all came from Aesop's Fables. An extraordinary storyteller who used cunning foxes, surly dogs, clever mice, and foolish humans to describe the reality of a harsh world, Aesop created narratives that are appealing, funny, politically astute, and profoundly true. And Aesop's truth - often summed up in the pithy "moral of the story" - retains an awesome power...read more

  • Aesop

    This brilliant new audio version of Aesop's timeless tales offers a fresh take on the classic stories. In this audiobook, you can listen to over 280 fables written by Aesop. These stories teach moral lessons, often with animals. It is a pleasure to publish this new, high quality, and affordable edition. This delightful collection includes a many of familiar favorites, including "The Fox and the Grapes," "The Ants and the Grasshopper," "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse," "The Crow and the Pitcher," "The Lion and the Mouse," "The Dog and His Shadow," "The Wolf and the Kid," "The Fox and the Stork," "The Hare and the Tortoise," "The Maid and the Pail of Milk," "The Boy Who Cried Wolf"...read more

  • Aesop

    Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the...read more

  • Aesop

    Aesop's fables present examples of selfishness turning to generosity, deception evolving into honor, and gloom unfolding to pleasure. These are moral tales which have survived since the life of Aesop and have traveled by language and distance. Celebrity performers include Harvey Fierstein, Sharon Stone, Michael York, Eddie Albert, Glenda Jackson, Rod Steiger, Gregory Hines, Cathy Moriarty, Stephanie Beacham, Elliott Gould and Vanessa...read more

  • Aesop

    Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the...read more

  • Aesop

    Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the...read more

  • Aesop

    Full of humor, insight, and wit, the tales in Aesop's Fables champion the value of hard work and perseverance, compassion for others, and honesty. They are age-old wisdom in a delicious form, for the consumption of adults and children alike. ** Please contact member services for additional...read more

  • Aesop

    A collection of short tales with morals composed by an ancient Greek slave...read more

  • Aesop

    Aesop's Fables fresh and new, packed full of friends you'd forgotten you knew! They're back in our book and they all have a tale, is that tortoise really as slow as a snail? There's a musical twist that we've added in too, so they're even more exciting for...read more

  • Aesop

    A collection of these enduring tales for children and adults, with entertaining music and sound effects! **Please contact member services for additional...read more

  • Aesop

    Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. This is volume 3 of 12. (Summary by...read more

  • Aesop

    Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica are a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. Many of the stories, such as The Fox and the Grapes (from which the idiom "sour grapes" derives), The Tortoise and the Hare, The North Wind and the Sun, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Ant and the Grasshopper are well-known throughout the world. (Summary by...read more

  • Aesop

    Remember the story of the Ant and the Grasshopper? the Fox and the Sour Grapes? The Boy who Cried Wolf? These wonderful tales and hundreds more have been passed down to us over the centuries. The man credited with writing them, Aesop, was an Ancient Greek slave born about 620 B.C. Aesop is known as a fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables shining glaringly true light on our human foibles now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate...read more

  • Aesop

    A collection of the most famous from Aesop's fables in Russian language. Translated by Tolstoj L.N. and Alekseev...read more

  • Aesop

    284 fables on a wide range of subjects, written by the famous author...read more

  • Aesop

    A collection of Aesop's fables for children from the classic American book illustrated by Milo Winter. Read along and see the illustrations at: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19994. (Summary by Jill...read more

  • Aesop

    Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. This is volume 2 of 12. (Summary by...read more

  • Aesop

    Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. This is volume 4 of 12. (Summary by...read more

  • Aesop

    Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. This is volume 5 of 12. (Summary by...read more

  • Aesop

    Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. This is volume 6 of 12. (Summary by...read more