[Surfnetkids: 29 May 2013] Aesop’s Fables

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#1. May 29, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. Aesop’s Fables

by Barbara J. Feldman

Aesop’s Fables Printable (** for premium members only)

Aesop (620 – 560 BCE) was a Greek slave and storyteller. His fables, also known as the Aesopica, have been translated and retold for twenty-five centuries. Each one ends with a moral, or a lesson to be learned, and from them we learn the original of adages such as “sour grapes,” “add insult to injury,” and “look before you leap.”

The Aesop for Children
Based on the 1919 book “The Aesop for Children: with Pictures by Milo Winters,” these interactive stories are published by the Library of Congress. The original drawings “have been transformed for this interactive book, and now readers can interact with the charming illustrations to see and hear them move: a choosy heron eyes the fish swimming at his feet, a fox swishes his tail, a mouse chews a rope and frees a lion.”

Aesop’s Fables
Although not as pretty or as well organized as some of the other sites, AesopFables.com does have the entire text of 655 of Aesop’s fables and 127 fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen. Best click for students is Selected Fables which includes eighty-six Aesop fables “selected for their ease of reading and concise moral understanding.” Look for the Real Audio logo in the lower right-hand corner of some of the story pages to hear Long’s ten year old daughter read the fable.

The Color: Aesop’s Fables
This collection of seventeen Aesop’s Fables coloring pages can be either colored online or printed on paper for old-fashioned coloring fun. Some of the fables represented are Goose with Gold Eggs, The Fox and the Ox, The Milkmaid and Her Pail, and the Ant and the Grasshopper. If you register for a free account, you’ll be able to save your colored pictures, and might even see your masterpiece featured on The Color’s homepage.

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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Aesop’s Fables Printable
Aesop’s Fables Wikipedia Printable
Greek Mythology Printable

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#6. Quote of the Week

“After all is said and done, more is said than done.” ~~ Aesop ~~ (550 BCE) ancient Greek philosopher and fable author. Read similar observations about life at Lightafire.com.

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