The Aesop for Children

The Aesop for Children According to Herodotus Aesop was a slave who lived in Samos in the th century B C His moral animal fables have delighted young and old for centuries This fabulous full color edition of the classic A

  • Title: The Aesop for Children
  • Author: Aesop Milo Winter
  • ISBN: 9781566192927
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Hardcover
  • According to Herodotus, Aesop was a slave who lived in Samos in the 6th century B.C His moral animal fables have delighted young and old for centuries This fabulous full color edition of the classic Aesop features the original illustrations of Milo Winter This unique collection features 126 of the best loved fables, including such favorites as The Town Mouse and the CoAccording to Herodotus, Aesop was a slave who lived in Samos in the 6th century B.C His moral animal fables have delighted young and old for centuries This fabulous full color edition of the classic Aesop features the original illustrations of Milo Winter This unique collection features 126 of the best loved fables, including such favorites as The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, The Ants and the Grasshopper, The Goose and the Golden Egg, The Wolf in Sheep s Clothing, and The Hare and the Tortoise and all their wonderful and amusing animal characters Now, with THE AESOP FOR CHILDREN, a whole new generation can appreciate and enjoy these whimsical tales 9 1 2 x 11 3 4 Ages 6 10

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    1. Aesop's Fables should be a part of every child's cultural education. It isn't just that the simple stories each convey a 'moral' or lesson. It's that throughout the reader's life, one will encounter references to these stories."Don't be a dog in the manger." "Sour grapes!" "He took the lion's share." "She's blowing hot and cold on this topic." "He's a wolf in sheep's clothing." If you get the full nuances of any of those, chances are you were exposed to Aesop's Fables. And if you don't, it's nev [...]

    2. I have never ever read such badly written stories. Before a child can even understand the meaning of the story, a moral line is inserted. The punishment meted out for doing simple wrong things like talking out of turn etc - is death. For god's sake, how am I supposed to teach my child that death is not an answer for doing all wrong things in life? Definitely not for talking out of turn. Nope I am sticking to Hardy Boys with my boy.

    3. A nice collection of Aesop's fables suitable for reading to yourself or out loud. There's really not much else to say about this book, honestly.

    4. How do I love thee, Milo Winter? Let me count the ways.1. The illustrations are fantastic. Almost every fable has a picture be it small or large enough to fill the page.2. Excellent retelling of the fables. Not dumbed down in any way. The language is fairly challenging, but my 5 and 6 year olds understood it without difficulty. I did edit the word "a*s" and said donkey. While I have no problem with the word used in this context it just wasn't a word I wanted them repeating over and over again. A [...]

    5. The aesop for children is by Milo Winter. This book is full of many stories that teach important lessons. My favorite Fable was the Milkmaid and Her Pail. It tells of a milkmaid that is carrying a milk pail on her head. As she is walking back from the field where she milked her cows, her mind is filled with thoughts of how she will be able to make a lot of butter that she is planning to take to the market and afterward buy some eggs and when the eggs have hatched and the chickens have grown she [...]

    6. Probably some of the earliest short stories collected and currently read (from 620 – 564 BCE). While Aesop's Fables are credited to Aesop, no actual writings of Aesop have ever been found. Rather, like most other early short story collections, they were collected and compiled from stories told through the ages. This has led some to believe that Aesop never actually existed, but is rather a fictional character of ancient Greek lore. However some ancient Greek philosophers including Aristotle, A [...]

    7. This is a classic collection of popular Aesop's Fables. Each fable has a moral at the end, which is a great starting point for discussion. This edition is beautifully illustrated by Milo Winter. Recommended for family reading time with children of all ages.

    8. After reading this collection of fables, I am really impressed with Aesop as an author and all of the stories. He brings meaning and a good lesson to each story he writes, from the tortoise and the hare, to the country mouse and the city mouse. I think this is a great book for all children to read because it frames important life lessons into simple stories for all ages to understand and enjoy. I loved reading all of stories and i would give this book to any child to read for fun or for learning [...]

    9. Milo Winter. The Aesop For Children. Checkerboard Press, Inc 1947.Fable - The Shepherd Boy and the WolfTheme: Honesty This is from a compilation book directed toward elementary-age children, probably about 3rd grade through middle school age. This is probably one of Aesop’s most well-known fables, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Our tale, told simply, is about a shepherd boy who thought it would be funny to run through the town crying “wolf, wolf!”, then watch and laugh at the townspeople as they [...]

    10. The Aesop for Children with illustrations by Milo Winter is a perennial favorite for us. Ever since I found a copy at a used bookstore when Hannah was 3 (look for the version illustrated by Milo Winter), we have read an Aesop fable every school day. I have no idea how many times we have cycled through this book, but suffice it to say that the children know it so well that whenever we come across another story with elements from Aesop (and they are myriad) the kids will point it out. Aesop is fou [...]

    11. Aesop’s fables were more like short epigrams, moralizations couched mainly in the form of stories featuring talking animals. These aren’t anthropomorphized creatures dressed up in clothes; these were beings acting according to the nature of beasts but whose actions reflected that of mankind. Thus, Aesop slyly criticized the people around him without endangering himself by naming names. While the bulk of his stories may have been forgotten or be unknown to the majority of modern readers, cert [...]

    12. I loved this book! i loved to see all the different life lessons portrayed in a simple story. One of my favorite morals in this book was " take care of the little things, and the big ones will take care of themselves." this reminds us that for example, if we want to be a great person, be kind to others every day and eventually you will be better. That fable tells the story of an astrologer who is trying to see the future in the stars and is so caught up with big things that he falls into a mud p [...]

    13. The Cock and the FoxMoral: The trickster is easily trickedThis fable made a fool out of the trickster fox once again. The fox spots a rooster in a tree, and thinks he found an easy meal by telling it all animals have decided to be friends and forget their differences. The rooster pulls a fast one right back at the fox by yelling out, oh let us invite those dogs that are running this way! The fox is afraid of getting eaten and runs away. The trickster character always seems to assume their plan i [...]

    14. Winter, Milo. Aesop’s Fables for Children: Includes a Read-and-Listen CD (2008). In the fable, Belling the Cat, the mice have gathered to discuss a problem. They all live in fear of the cat. There was much discussion and several ideas were presented but none of them were workable. A brave young mouse offers a simple solution. The crowd was stunned. It was so simple, but brilliant. The mice were ecstatic with the prospect of having a warning system in place. Finally, an old mouse stated the obv [...]

    15. Library of Congress Digital Adaptation at read/aesop/indexmlStories from The Aesop for Children is a delightful, albeit simple digital version of a physical book. Many of the detailed illustrations originally drawn by Milo Winter are made interactive in this version; frogs croak, "The Frogs and the Ox,"cats creep, "Belling the Cat,"and birds chirp, "The Fox and the Grapes." Compared with contemporary digital books, this book's interactivity seems limited.

    16. Summary: A compilation of fables of all different sorts. Includes fables such as "The Fisherman and the Little Fish" and "Jupiter and the Monkey". These fables include stories with the a moral at the end.Reflection: This book is great for the imagination. It gets children thinking about why things happen and how we can learn from experiences.Themes/Connections:Fables, animals, fantasy, morals

    17. ---I also now have a jacket-less hardcover that is beautiful from Dalmation Press. When I search the ISBN it comes up with a Mother Goose, so that is odd. I guess they reused it? This version that I have added has a fairy, a rose and some other animals on top, but it is also illustrated by Milo Winter. I'll try to remember to take a photo to upload, as I couldn't find one online when I searched. Newly added App from LOC with interactive features.

    18. We love Aesop's Fables and enjoy reading various versions for our school time. This is my favorite "spine"--the illustrations are excellent. My children listen to these and often act out of a fable as their narration. Sometimes the "lesson" is not quite aligned with what we think it should be--so we discuss that, too. Our copy is going to fall apart before my son is out of elementary school, because it gets that much daily use!

    19. Written by Milo Winter and Aesop, illustrated by Milo Winter, published by Children's Press, 1985.Summary: A collection of 112 classic moral stories originally written or told by Aesop. Response: It's great to have all of these stories in one place and the illustrations are help tell the story for young readers. Some of the language may be difficult for students to understand and would require some explanation. Possible Units: Character Education

    20. I'd always wanted to own a good collection of Aesop's fables. I chose this one because of the really gorgeous artwork that accompanies each fable. The colors the artist uses are wonderful, and create a gentle, old-fashioned effect. The fables themselves are always fun to re-read, and the 'moral of the story' is as pertinent now as it ever was in Aesop's day.

    21. This is an amazing book for all ages. It has a moral to the stories and is always very exciting. When I was very little my Mom would always read this to us.Let's just say that if I could I would rate it with 10 stars ;)

    22. I love this short stories. I loved to watch series when I was a kid, easy to understand and the way its related with animals makes you see them in other ways when you are a little kid. One of those book you never forget !!!

    23. None of my kids have really liked this book. I would give it three stars but that's me. They like a few stories mainly ones they may have already heard and are familiar with. I like that they are short and include a moral at the end of each one. The morals are used for copywork in our school time.

    24. Informs so much of modern literature. Familiarity with Aesop is essential to a good education. Fairytales are good for developing brains! An introduction to western-style morality and mindfulness without the frightening Christian mythology overlay.

    25. When I was a child, this book probably influenced my developing morality more than the Bible did. For some reason, I pay very close attention when animals are teaching me the difference between right and wrong.

    26. This edition has wonderful illustrations!!! I remember that is the main reason why I loved it as a kid. It also contains a really complete selection of probably all the fables you will ever need!!Recommended age: 4+

    27. I enjoyed this book very much. It helped me understand where many wise sayings came from that I have heard for years.

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