Written down two thousand years ago in ancient Latin and Greek, the fables and morals of Aesop have been passed down through generations and were first published in English in 1484. This edition collects 284 fables, including such classics as "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," "The Tortoise and the Hare," "Town Mouse and Country Mouse," and many more enjoyable, yet teachable tales. With 80 illustrations throughout, this beautiful, vibrant cloth-bound hardcover makes a great addition to every child's library.
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Not much is known about the life of Aesop. He was a slave who lived in Greece around 620-563 BC, and hundreds of fables are attributed to him. He was believed to be tongue-tied, but miraculously received the power of speech and became a legendary storyteller.