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Aesop's Fables by [Aesop]
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Length: 120 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • File Size: 194 KB
  • Print Length: 120 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: March 30, 2011
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004UJSZQ8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,189,800 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This "complete collection" of Aesop's fables contains only 284 fables, which is less than half. Also, it has numerous typos.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of fables, though the slightly archaic phrasing of the morals occasionally read differently than what I've grown up hearing. Still, most of these I read to my children as bedtime stories, which made for some excellent discussions. Apparently the discussions slowed the pace too much, as my kids finally snatched it to read on their own! I think that's the best review.
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It is NOT illustrated. Would have brought another version if I had known it was just words. Not a happy camper
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Aesop's Fables were written to convey a message. Sometimes they offer wisdom, and sometimes they poke fun at conventional wisdom. It illustrates a lot of the thinking and the old ways of doing things and dealing with the world going back into the Pre-Christian times when things were looked at quite differently than they are today. The book is fun to read because each little story only takes a few minutes to read and the plot changes so quickly from story to story that it is easy to simply relax and let the book carry you along without having to deal with any heavy plots or deep concentration. It is also very interesting to find out where so many of our old cliches and sayings originated from. Much of the material would be worth reading to children, and would be a great exercise to teach them to look for deep, and sometimes hidden, meaning.

As an adult, I find the book to be both interesting and entertaining, so I give it five stars.
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This is not the type of book I would normally read but I did enjoy it. I enjoyed the many fables and will keep this to read and reread again as I found the short stories very interesting. These would be great to share with young children, I know I enjoyed them.

I think this ebook was well written and liked everything about it and would encourage anyone to get it.
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When I was a child my father would read these fables to me. I felt closer to him and if I didn't understand ones meaning he would take time to explain it. After awhile I tired of it (just a boy-wanted to play) but it's seeds were left to germinate I now know. Here I am 40 years later and reading them again. This time with a bit more perception and more considered opinions of what is good and what is not. Most of these fables are pragmatic aphorisms but some are moral tales, values, and many are very insightful. Some are very obtuse that I just wouldn't get without an explanation. Some are very good ,others are very trite. There's plenty of meaning to go around. What amazes me is how Aesop is able to condense a significant thought or profound insight into one or two short paragraphs. That's skill and wisdom. Worth reading and keeping for reference.
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These fables seem deceivingly simple, but of course, they originated from an oral history with the object of teaching a lesson. I started reading them as something light, but the truisms of human nature still apply today. I rank this with "The Prince" and "The Art of War" if you work in a competitive environment. And, let's face it, we ALL work in a competitive environment. Be better-read than your competition!
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I was given COPY OF AESOPS FABLES AT THE AGE OF FIVE.
It Became one of my favourite books,My very favourite was the Fox and The Grapes.
Since that time I Lost my books/Library during Cyclone Tracy in Darwin.
I was very upset to be told that my collection was not worth anything.
However very slowly I have rebuilt my Library and was so very happy to obtain Aesops Fables via Kindle Still as great as ever . should be a part of all childrens Libraries.
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