Aesop's Fables (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions) [NOOK Book]

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The calamities that befall the hapless creatures of Aesop’s Fables! The fox can’t reach his grapes, then gets attacked by biting flies, and loses his tail in a trap. And things don’t go much better for the hare, who is chased relentlessly by a hound, barely escaping with his life—only to be beaten in a race by a lowly tortoise. Misfortune turns to mayhem when a wolf is killed by his sweetheart’s father, a sheepdog preys on his own flock, and the mouse and his friend the frog are eaten by a hawk. On the brighter ...
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Aesop's Fables (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions)

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Overview

The calamities that befall the hapless creatures of Aesop’s Fables! The fox can’t reach his grapes, then gets attacked by biting flies, and loses his tail in a trap. And things don’t go much better for the hare, who is chased relentlessly by a hound, barely escaping with his life—only to be beaten in a race by a lowly tortoise. Misfortune turns to mayhem when a wolf is killed by his sweetheart’s father, a sheepdog preys on his own flock, and the mouse and his friend the frog are eaten by a hawk. On the brighter side, a tiny ant saves her new friend the dove from a hunter’s arrow, a bat persuades two different weasels not to eat her, and a kid goat uses his wits to escape from the jaws of a hungry wolf.

     Treachery is everywhere. A fox proclaims peace among all creatures in order to lure a cock from a tree; one crow cheats another out of his dinner; a lion pretends to be a doctor in order to trap a horse. Then, there’s the wolf who dresses in sheep’s clothing to ravage a flock from the inside—and the moral of the story is . . .

     For nearly three thousand years, Aesop’s Fables have amused people of all ages as they provide commonsense lessons in the conduct of everyday life. The colorful characters and brief tales, by turns amusing and frightening, deliver a how-to course in applied moral philosophy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435141001
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Signature Editions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 77,648
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Aesop is thought to have lived around 560 bce, though no records from the time exist to support this. According to Aristotle, he was born in Thrace on the Black Sea and was a slave on the Aegean island of Samos. Many sources claim he was granted his freedom as a reward for his wit and wisdom and became an advisor to the rich and powerful of ancient Greece.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    These are fables, not stories, so they are meant to be short and

    These are fables, not stories, so they are meant to be short and to the point. Many fables are also not really meant for children to read alone. The integrity of most  fables would be compromised if they were reduced to a 1st grade reading level. the illustrations are beautiful and the messages of the fables are great life lessons.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    The origin of these tales is extremely old. They aren't newly wr

    The origin of these tales is extremely old. They aren't newly written with the current sensibilities of parents in mind. Therefore, please consider this when buying. They are short tales meant to be read to children by their parents to entertain and instruct (there is often some moral to be had in the reading).  I wouldn't expect a young child to read them on their own and be able to make sense of it; that's not entirely the point. It's to read the tales together and help them make sense of the lesson. Many of the other reviews have taken the work out of context. 

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    It is good but it is not for kids it a little tough to read.

    It has to many tough words for kids!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Great read for kids with an advance vocab.

    Though the wording may sound old and confusing, I still felt it was a good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Thrit Shop time

    YOUR GAMMIE YOUR AUNTIE YOUR MOMMY YOUR MAMIE
    FREAKING FLAMIES SICK A JAMIES SUCK IT AND I ROCK THAT WOW I BUILT THE WUNNIES WITH THE SOCKS ON THEM WOW I HIT THE PARTY AND THEY STOP THAT WOW
    THEY BE LIKE OH LAGOOSEY THATS H***A TIGHT I'M LIKE YO THATS FIFTY DOLLARS FOR A T-SHIRT LIMITED ADDITION LETS DO SOME SIMPLEAGITON FIFTY DOLLARS FOR A T-SHIRT THAT SOMETHING S**T I CALL THAT BEING SWIVELED S**T I CALL THAT BEING TRICKED BY A BISNESS
    THAT SIR CALLICO ONE OF THE SIX PEOPLE IN THIS AS I
    H***A WANT PETE GANG I COME TO LOOK THROUGH MY TELESCOPE TRYING GET GIRLS IN MY BRAND WHO THE
    H**L YOU WANT!

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Cinder

    Name: Cinder <p>

    Gender: &female <p>

    Age: 14 moons <p>

    Apperance: She has golden fur speckled with black, with green eyes <p>

    History: And why, would I share this with a stranger? <p>

    Personality: sort of cocky, and will takeover if she feels like nothing is being done <p>

    That should be it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    Shadow

    Shadow curled up in a ball sobbing,"Why does everyone ignore me! What have I done to them?! What have I done wrong?!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    To Deep

    Tell Av that Ferns is not lost.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Lawl.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Relent to avalanche

    "When can i be an apprentice? Im 7 moons."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Made You Look!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    To below

    I totally agree"! I love aesops fables

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    To below

    Kids like me can understand such long words like that! From skythekidRS &star &clubs &phone &star &clubs &phone

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Not for kids

    If a kid read this book they would not understand the story.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Listen to the warning!!!!!!

    Please dont waste the money

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    To below

    I disagree how is a mouse and his frog getting eaten a kids story

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    It is not I expected to be...

    I thought this is a book for kids but there are too many words that are hard for kids to read and understand. The stories are very short .

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

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