For centuries, children and adults have treasured the stories handed down by Aesop, a slave who lived in ancient Greece approximately six centuries B.C. Known for their charm and simplicity, these simple tales feature brief adventures of animals, birds, and beasts - with a message hidden in each narrative. Every child should meet up with "The Hare and the Tortoise", "The Ants and the Grasshopper", "The Goose and the Golden Egg", "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing", and other characters.
These classic fables use simple allegories to convey universal truths. Though it is unkown if Aesop ever actually existed, dating back to the sixth century, BC, these fables are known in cultures throughout the world and have been translated into many languages.
Aesop, an ancient Greek poet who was sold into slavery in the early sixth century B.C, relied on animal stories to convey his key points to his masters in court. Aesop's Fables are now classic, memorable morality plays in which amusing animal characters drive home thought-provoking morals to generations of listeners and modern day readers. They illustrate what was fundamental to Greek culture yet their appeal lies in logic we still understand.
"ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER"
A collection of the best-loved of Aesop's fables including: "The Fox and the Grapes", "The Hare and the Tortoise," and "The Town Mouse & the Country Mouse."
It is both amazing and wonderful that so much of the richness of our language and our moral education still owes a huge debt to a Greek slave who was executed over 2,000 years ago. Yet "sour grapes", "crying wolf", "a dog in a manger", "actions speak louder than words", "honesty is the best policy", and literally hundreds of other metaphors, axioms, and ideas that are now woven into the very fabric of Western culture all came from Aesop's Fables.
"Nicely read & without any thrills."
40 of Aesop's tales, specially adapted for young children. Read by Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman, Richard E. Grant, Lindsay Duncan and Brenda Blethyn.
"This is a Children's Book"
A collection of 100 fables from Aesop, including such familiar ones as "The Grasshopper and the Ants," "The North Wind and the Sun," "Androcles and the Lion," "The Troublesome Dog," and "The Fox and the Stork".
This audiobook contains eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors. The stories are The Heron and the Fish, read by Jonathan Pryce; The Eagle and the Tortoise, read by Alison Steadman; The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, read by Richard Briers; Belling the Cat, read by Brenda Blethyn; The Too Fat Fox, read by Jane Horrocks; and The Rat and the Elephant, read by Richard E. Grant.
How can the Tortoise run faster than the Hare? What happens when the dog growls at its image? Or when the Country Mouse goes to supper with the Town Mouse? These wonderful stories have delighted adults and children for centuries, with their witty observations on animals and humans too. The stories are told with the enduring magic of a master story-teller, and set against the bright sounds of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and sound effects.
Beloved by generations of children and adults, Aesop's Fables continue to be a source of pleasure and learning for millions around the world. Animalistic morality tales, short in nature, help young minds to learn many of the rules and manners of our society. The tales have been translated, interpreted and presented in myriad ways over the years. Over the past few years, Anthony Richardson has been putting his own spin on the tales in the Ginx TV show The First Hour.
"AESOP'S FSBLES STE TIMELESS GEMS OF WISDOM"
Here are eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors. The stories include The Hare and the Tortoise, read by Richard Briers; The Frogs and the Ox, read by Jane Horrocks; The Fox and the Crow, read by Jonathan Pryce; The Monkey as King, read by Alison Steadman; The Bundle of Sticks, read by Brenda Blethyn; The Gnat and the Lion, read by Richard E. Grant; and The North Wind and the Sun, read by Lindsay Duncan.
Eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors. The stories include: "The Lion and the Mouse", read by Richard Briers "The Caged Bird and the Bat", read by Brenda Blethyn "The Fox and the Goat", read by Jonathan Pryce "The Lion and the Elephant", read by Alison Steadman and "The Crow and the Pitcher", read by Alison Steadman.
By their nature fables are "fabulous," larger than life, the characters often using wit and guile to save themselves from circumstances. In away, Aesop's Fables are morality plays. They illustrate what was fundamental to Greek culture. Their appeal to us lies in a logic we can still understand. This in turn awakens an appreciation of how far ahead of their time the Greeks were, how enduring their thought was, and how much we have to be grateful to them. This collection features 185 of these famous fables.
This audiobook contains eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors. The stories include The Kid and the Wolf, read by Lindsay Duncan; The Old Lion and the Fox, read by Richard Briers; The Eagle and the Jackdaw, read by Brenda Blethyn; The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, read by Jonathan Pryce; The Goatherd and the Wild Goats, read by Richard E. Grant; The Dog in the Manger, and more.
Heather Forest, a 20-year veteran professional storyteller, says,"I became a storyteller as a direct extension of singing old folk ballads which contained tales." Early in her career, she began to create contemporary versions of traditional folktales from around the world. Forest created The Animals Could Talk for family audiences.
Fables and folk tales are some of Mrs. P's favorites. Enjoy her renditions from her crackling fireplace as she shares some delightful tall tales. This collection includes: "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse", "Alladin", "Androcles and the Lion", and "Tom Thumb". Bonus Material Written by Clay Graham.
Four stories and fairytales which have remained popular for centuries come together in The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories. This collection is a must for anyone who loves animals - there's a whole menagerie here from ducklings to geese to sheep to a very slow but determined tortoise!
Included in this varied collection are: Charles Dickens' "The Magic Fishbone", Aesop's "The Country and the Town Mouse"' and "The Lion and his Counsel", Rudyard Kipling's "The Elephant's Child" and "Rikki-tikki-tavi", Hans Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "The Ugly Duckling", Juliana Ewing's "Our Field", and Flo Gibson's "Clementina Quite Contrary".
Mehr als 50 Fabeln finden sich auf diesem Hörbuch - von den traditionellen Klassikern wie denen von Aesop und Jean de la Fontaine...
One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Alison Steadman in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. Crow is a very clever bird, who can find a solution to every problem. But one day he comes across a problem that seems impossible to solve.... Adapted by Tracey Hammett.