Aesop's Fables Illustrated by Ernest Griset

Aesop's Fables Illustrated by Ernest Griset

by Larry Glisson, Aesop
     
 

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Compared with other similar books, Aesop's Fables Illustrated by Ernest Griset excels in many areas:

• Colorful illustrations with fine detail and great expression of character in the animals.
• A large number of 160 Fables.
• Archaic language has been rewritten in modern English. Suitable for older children and

Overview

Compared with other similar books, Aesop's Fables Illustrated by Ernest Griset excels in many areas:

• Colorful illustrations with fine detail and great expression of character in the animals.
• A large number of 160 Fables.
• Archaic language has been rewritten in modern English. Suitable for older children and adults.
• Morals are included after each Fable.
• An Introduction with a brief summary of the life of Aesop and the history of the Fables.

This book includes all of the original Aesop's Fables illustrations by the renowned nineteenth-century artist Ernest Griset. Each restored engraving has been beautifully colorized, making this collection of illustrations unique and rich.

At a time when a lack of personal responsibility is a common social problem, there is a need for tools to provide moral instruction and direction. Written for adults and older children, Aesop's Fables Illustrated by Ernest Griset gently imparts common sense, critical thinking skills, industriousness, and ethics.
From the Introduction:

"Fables are narratives (or stories) designed to teach lessons. The characters typically are animals which have certain characteristics associated with them that remain relatively consistent from story to story (e.g. foxes are cunning.) The narratives themselves should be simple enough that readers are not distracted by minor details, and the moral lessons should be so plain that there is little doubt as to meaning. Another element which dates back to many of the earliest known fables is the inclusion of humor or jest.

When compared to fables, parables are more direct in the human lessons they attempt to teach, and they generally include more human characters instead of animal characters with human attributes. The indirect approach of the fable is possibly more palatable for some readers who do not wish to be overtly counseled relative to moral conduct, and the humorous element also can aid with palatability for reluctant readers. Readers become familiar with the character attributes of some of the various animals included in the fables, and this aids the writer in constructing simple narratives without the need for comprehensive and lengthy character development within each individual fable."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014274197
Publisher:
Doberwarez Multimedia
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
180
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

Larry Glisson has combined his interests in computers, history, graphic arts, philosophy, and knowledge engineering to produce this visually-oriented modern version of a dated classic. He was educated at the University of Florida and is from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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