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Aesop's Fables

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ISBN-10: 1492323055

ISBN-13: 9781492323051

Edition: N/A

Authors: Aesop, V. S. Verson Jones, G. K. Chesterton

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AEsop's Fables have taught and entertained millennia of readers. These morality lessons, written to educate youth, are enjoyed by all ages today. This collection of fables contains many familiar stories and many that you have probably never heard before. With over 25 illustrations, this book is sure to be a hit with your family."
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Book details

List price: $6.99
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 9/17/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 106
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.27" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Though many modern scholars dispute his existence, Aesop's life was chronicled by first century Greek historians who wrote that Aesop, or Aethiop, was born into Greek slavery in 620 B.C. Freed because of his wit and wisdom, Aesop supposedly traveled throughout Greece and was employed at various times by the governments of Athens and Corinth. Some of Aesop's most recognized fables are The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, and The Ant and the Grasshopper. His simple but effective morals are widely used and illustrated for children.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He began his education at St Paul's School, and later went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are The Man Who Was Thursday, a metaphysical thriller, and The Everlasting Man, a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics. Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in "The Innocence of Father Brown." Chesterton…