Reading Aesop’s Fables in 7 Days
Dolphin English Reading Series 13
Aesop and Others
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About This Book
This is an adapted version of Aesop’s Fables by Aesop. This version is specially adapted and edited for ESL learners and young readers around world.
The fables from Aesop are one of the most entertaining and educational tales in the history of world literature. They remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. The adults also find the fables instructive to read. Many of the stories, such as “The Fox and the Grapes”(from which the idiom "sour grapes" derives), “The Hare and the Tortoise,” “The North Wind and the Sun,” “The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf” and “The Ant and the Grasshopper” are well-known throughout the world.
Aesop was a slave and story-teller supposed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Some details of Aesop's life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. He is usually described in these writings as a very ugly slave who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes an adviser to kings and city-states. Later he is depicted as a black Ethiopian. But nobody knows exactly who he was: he could be an imaginative figure like Homer.
◎ Reading Level: Basic & Middle (From Grade 1 to Grade 8)
◎ Word Range: About 15,000 Words