Aesop’s Fables, An Illustrated Classic * Book Review
Book: Aesop’s Fables, An Illustrated Classic
Adapted by : ?J. Emmerson
Illustrator: ?Perey J. Billinghurst
Hardcover: ?212 pages
Publisher: Canterbury Classics ?(2017)
Genre: ?Juvenile fiction
Ages: 8-12; grades 3-6
Aesop’s Fables, An Illustrated Classic contains 100 short fables–each with a moral. I am sure most readers are familiar with sayings like “If we want to use the law, then we have to obey the law;” “Don’t be fooled by flattery;” ?and “Slow but steady wins the race.” ?They are hidden messages in?The Wolf and the Lion, The Fox and the Crow, The Hare and the Tortoise . ?Gently told the animals in each tale represents humans. ?The gentle humor in each telling, not preachy, that teaches a lesson about human nature.
This Critic?s Review:
Legend says Aesop lived 600 BC. ?His stories certainly have withstood the test of time. ? Each fable entertains without insulting, the best way to serve up a lesson on life.
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