The Fabled Life of Aesop Summary À 104

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The Fabled Life of Aesop Summary À 104 è Honoring the path of a slave this dramatic picture book biography and concise anthology of Aesop’s most child friendly fables tells how a child born into slavery in ancient Greece found a way to speak out against injustice by using the skill and wit of his storytelling–storytelling that has surviveLs how a child born into slavery in ancient Greece found a way to speak out against injustice by using the skill and wit of his sto. What makes this collection of Aesop Fables uniue is that Lendler combines the historical sketch using the modern research about these fables of who Aesop may have been what they were used for when they were created and how they survived 2500 years with selected fables interspersed to make the text come alive The story of Aesop and the accompanying fables are dreamily illustrated by two time Caldecott Honor winner Pamela Zagarenski I would highly recommend this lovely work in any folk fairy tale and fable collection Fables are part of most 3rd and 4th grade curriculum and look forward to sharing this book with both the teachers and students

Summary Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Ian Lendler

Honoring the path of a slave this dramatic picture book biography and concise anthology of Aesop’s most child friendly fables tel. This review originally appeared on Mr Alex's Bookshelf are numerous collections of Aesop’s fables on the market Indeed the stories are in the public domain so a collection would have to be pretty special to warrant a good review It would have to be extra special to warrant a purchase Well The Fabled Life of Aesop threads the needle beautifully and I mean beautifully; using golden thread illustrations and proseTo begin with the story book is than just a collection of Aesop’s most wondrous fables it’s also a biography of the man himself We learn how Aesop was born a slave and through the use of storytelling went from working in the grape fields of Samos to working for a powerful master to earning his freedom All through his use of humble storytelling Aesop had learned early on that telling truth to power could be accomplished if power did not feel threatened So he used powerful allegories in simple animal stories to have “power” come to its own conclusionsInterspersed with Aesop’s biography we have several of his fables The Ant and the Grasshopper The North Wind and the Sun The Goose and the Golden Egg and the Mouse and the Lion among others Each fable is retold simply; without embellishment so that the message rings clearly There is no need for long drawn out storytelling when the story is a good oneLendler’s writing weaves seamless through the biographical and fable storylines of the book Indeed the only things really separating the “sections” are Zagarenski’s Caldecott Honor Winner glorious yes glorious illustrations The biographical portions have illustrations that aline with what we’ve grown to think of the “Greek” tradition; where the fable illustrations are fantastical and vivid Note vivid is a relative term All the illustrations in the book are of exceptional uality This book is a delight on the eyes So much so that it’s hard to call it a children’s bookThe recommended ages for the book are set at four to seven years old I would push those ages to include Middle Grade 8 12 and recommend that the book be given to at least First Graders Yes Lendler’s writing is accessible easy to read and the book is well written; but the subject matter is deep and the fables are harder to understand the younger you are Of course if a ready caretaker is available to interpret than the earlier ages are in playThe book also touches on albeit in an Afterword whether the story of Aesop himself is a work of fiction It concludes as do I that whether or not Aesop existed is actually of no importance The stories are what count This book encompasses a great one

Ian Lendler ´ 4 Summary

The Fabled Life of AesopRytelling–storytelling that has survived for 2500 years Stunningly illustrated by two time Caldecott Honor winner Pamela Zagarens. Such a beautiful and memorable read I loved the illustrations that went along with the fables and especially how even the texture of the paper changed when we went from fable to life The afterword is a must read as well