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About Aesop

Although the three hundred fables in this collection are attributed to Aesop, and his name is synonymous with the form, it seems unlikely he was in fact anything more than a legendary figure. While some historical accounts maintain he was a slave with a prodigious talent for story-telling who lived during the sixth century B.C., many believe it unlikely that this whole stock of fables can be attributed to one individual. What does seem clear though is that the fables began their life being orally transmitted before being put down in writing.

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Animal Stories

Read some classic animal stories Aesop's Fables by Aesop from Puffin Classics

4 years ago

What's right?

Doing the right thing,.. Aesop's Fables by Aesop, published by Puffin Classics. 

4 years ago

World Storytelling Day (art of oral storytelling)

With so many stories, how about this treasury. Aesop's Fables, by Aesop, published by Puffin Classics.

4 years ago

World Folktales and Fables Week

Why not read this Aesop's Fables classic fable to celebrate World Folktale and Fables Week. By Aesop and published by Puffin Classics.

4 years ago

World Book Day

Why not find a classic book to read this year? Aesop's Fables is a brilliant book by Aesop, published by Puffin Classics.

4 years ago

Out Now!

Out now! Aesop's Fables by Aesop, illustrated by Aesop. Published by Macmillan Collector's Library.

6 years ago

Out Now!

Out now! Aesop's Fables by Aesop, illustrated by Aesop. Published by Macmillan Collector's Library.

9 years ago

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