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Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables | Aesop
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Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. The characters of fables and tales are usually animals who act and talk just like people whilst retaining their animal traits. Each one of Aesop's fables has a lesson, or moral, to teach to children - just like a parable or allegory.
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Hestapleton
Aesop's Fables | Aesopus
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My last book for #Booked2019 🎉🎉🎉 (I‘ll post grids with all my books for the challenge later this week).
Couldn‘t have gotten through this without Serial Reader! The little fables were often weird, sometimes funny, and the perfect length for work breaks.

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 🙌🏻 🎉 congratulations on completing Booked2019🍾🎊📚 1d
4thhouseontheleft Great job!! 🙌🏽🎉 1d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yippppeeee!! 🎉 🎉 🎉 22h
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I had to read this one for the #1001books list but I have to admit it bored the hell out of me. I‘m sure it‘s a masterpiece which influenced many later books but listening to all those short stories (many of which I knew already because I am old and wise 😂) just was too much. I am glad I had the lovely and beautiful landscape of upstate New York to enjoy in the mean time.

(Pic: Aurora, Finger Lakes, New York)

AshleyHoss820 I personally enjoyed it but mostly because it gave me major nostalgia, which helps. 😂 I also read a few stories then read something else. All at once would be a bit tedious. 😊 4mo
Redwritinghood Oh, I remember reading these as a kid. Not sure I would enjoy them as much as an adult. 4mo
Kalalalatja I feel you! I read them all too close together, and they all got jumbled together in my mind 😅 4mo
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BarbaraBB @AshleyHoss820 I read them in between other books but even that didn‘t help! 4mo
BarbaraBB @Redwritinghood I read many of them as a kid too, a completely different experience! @Kalalalatja exactly. And I think Andersen‘s fairytales are way better, for kids as well as adults! 4mo
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB Oh, man!! That sucks! Some things are better left in our childhood, sometimes! 😄😄😄 4mo
Liz_M I think this is best in an abridged form and only trading one or two stories a day. 4mo
Cinfhen Just missed you!! We were in Lake Placid 😘 4mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen We keep training eachother! I was impressed by upstate New York. I had no idea it would be so green and beautiful! 4mo
Cinfhen Agreed, upstate NY was just gorgeous 😍 4mo
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julesG
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? Aesop's fable with the fox and the raven
?Zootopia
?Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran (he has red hair and redheads are called "foxes/foxy" in German)

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💙🦊💙 7mo
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bookish6
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Reading challenge Week 3: A book of short stories
Aesops Fables 🌲📚🤓

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Tanisha_A
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This scene is fictional though, right? I don't have a cat, but from what I know about cats, this can't be. 😂

executivespooky I have 3 and let me tell you, it's nothing like this. They don't bring me breakfast in bed. They dropkick me while I'm in bed, so I'll get up and give them breakfast 8mo
Tanisha_A @executivespooky 😜 Exactly what i am aware of as well. 8mo
Cathythoughts The absolute truth 💫💫💫( not the cat part ) (edited) 8mo
Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts Yes, a beautiful truth! 🙂 8mo
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Butterflyamore
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Books I loved as a little girl that I have for sentimental purposes. And Annabel. #sentimentalsunday #literarylove @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Stephuhhnieee 😍😍All of these! 9mo
Libby1 Hello, Annabelle! ❤️ 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Aww Annabelle ❤️❤️ 9mo
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TiffanyMichele
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#bellesbookishnewyear19 Day 26: Book Spines

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Ruthiella
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One of my favorites from childhood: The Sun and North Wind have a bet as to which of them is more powerful...☀️💨
#blownorthernwind #WinterWonderland

TrishB Great graphic 👍🏻 11mo
Ruthiella @TrishB Thanks! It is from a Victorian edition illustrated by John Tenniel. 😀 11mo
Cinfhen Brilliant choice 💙 11mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Thanks! ❤️ 11mo
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The North Wind and The Sun, one of the many fables by Aesop, is about the Wind and the Sun bet on which can force a man to remove a coat. We know who won!
Moral of the story: ‘Gentleness and kind persuasion win where force and bluster fail.‘

#winterwonderland #blowenorthernwinde

TrishB Lovely pick ❤️ 11mo
Cinfhen Fabulous pick!!! 11mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 11mo
nelehelen ♥️ 11mo
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deadrabbitsbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
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Faibka
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Ha! This was one of my favorite fables when I was a child. I thought the fox got what he deserved for being so rude and inconsiderate. Love the illustrations :) (Macmillan Collector‘s Library edition)

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Faibka
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Decided to read the oldest book listed on the “1001 books to read before you die” complete list. Though I‘ve read some of the fables or heard about them throughout the years, this is the first time I‘ll actually sit down and read a proper collection of them. And I have two to choose from, both beautifully illustrated! Anyone read them all?

GingerAntics I‘ve always wanted to do that. 12mo
Faibka @GingerAntics I hope you do :) I‘m actually enjoying it more than I thought and also love the illustrations that accompany them, for their artistic value and as visual reminders of what the fable is about. It also reminds me of my childhood when I learned most of them. (edited) 12mo
ju.ca.no Pretty! 12mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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There‘re many fables involving foxes in Aesop‘s Fables, all of them morally interesting, and many depict the fox as a #cunning and sly animal.
The Crow and The Fox, The Stork and The Fox, The Fox and the Cock.

#NewHogwartsAdventure

Lcsmcat I still have Maître Corbeaux ( the fox and the crow) memorized from 8th grade French class! 14mo
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 14mo
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This collection of fables is full of well known and little known tales. This is something to read if you‘re waiting for time to pass. The stories are very enjoyable and full of meaning. A must read for any lover of the classics. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #AesopsFables #Aesop #book #books #bookbag #bookbinding #bookbeau #bookblog #bookblogger #booknerd #booknerds #booknerdsunite #booknerdy #booknook #booknation #nerd #nerds #nerdy #bookmark #bookmarks #bookmarket

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Bookjunkie57
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1) Aesop‘s Fables - I recall really liking this when I did a book report in high school 🤓
2) 🐙 Ursula from Disney‘s The Little Mermaid 🧜🏾‍♀️
3) Hoodwinked (Shrek is a close second) 💃🏾

#TuesdayTidbits @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
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ravenlee
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Looking for a fable for my daughter and came across this. How timely.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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These are the only fables I‘m familiar with. I used to own and read from these two Ladybird editions when I was little.
Anyone remember reading these?
(Image from google).

#coolbooks #fairytale #fable

Kalalalatja I have a collected edition from B&N, and I thought, they were quite fun, but also rather repetitive when read quickly after one another 😊 1y
batsy Yes! The Ladybird editions were staples #nostalgia ❤️🐞 1y
LeahBergen Ladybird books! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Linsy Lovely! I just got a new edition for myself as I‘ve never actually read them! (edited) 1y
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Moray_Reads
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"printed" books for the visually impaired were introduced in Britain in 1827 (though they first appeared in France at the end of the 17C). This embossed work uses the Roman alphabet rather than the Braille system we're now familiar with and was published in 1838. It's a lovely item, I'm not sure how effective the illustrations would be though...

Simona Very beautiful and interesting! 2y
LeahBergen How cool is this? ❤️ 2y
Kalalalatja Amaaaaazing! 2y
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ephemeralwaltz Wow!!!! 2y
JazzFeathers 😍😍😍😍 2y
batsy This is just fascinating! Thank you for sharing. 2y
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Quasifesto
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Stolen from @Crowcrumbs I read slower than average and I like it that way.

Austen_Nerd me!!! 2y
QuietlyLaura Me, too! I had a hard time learning to read as a child due to Anxiety. Nevertheless, I persisted! I love reading at my own pace and reveling in a story's nuances. 2y
Puredragonstar I used to read fast. But I just don‘t have time anymore. Now I read slowly and take my time. 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
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speljamr Definitely me. I've just never been the fastest reader. But I'm ok with that. 2y
Redwritinghood Yep! Over here 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
britt_brooke I think I‘m on the slower side. 2y
cherinium Me! I've always been slow! If I try to read too fast, I don't comprehend anything. I'd rather take my time and be sure I'm understanding and enjoying the language. 2y
Meeko93 That's me! I only read about 4-5 books a month. 2y
Ddzmini Sometimes it depends on the book, there are books you want to enjoy and I read them really slow while others I can read in 8 hours or less it just depends on mood and book content 😝📖📚😳🤪 2y
Ddzmini I‘m also dyslexic so up until the eighth grade I couldn‘t read so that‘s why now I can go fast and slow 😝 2y
Ddzmini Sorry for so many post but I guess that‘s my super power now 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I find that I read classics and literary fiction slower than a romance or YA book. It must come down to the writing styles. 2y
robinb Me, me, me! 🤚🤚🤚😄 2y
Prairiegirl_reading 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
Jennifer3 Me, too! 2y
Smarkies Me! Plus I buy books faster than I read them... 2y
Rcoco Me too. My goal for the year is 24. I‘m always stunned when I see people who read 100+ books in a year 2y
Crowcrumbs @Rcoco that‘s why I started the post. :) So good to know I‘m in good company! 2y
Crowcrumbs @Smarkies that is my #1 complaint about being a slow reader- esp on Litsy! I want to add everyone else‘s books to my list but I can‘t keep up. 😂 2y
Crowcrumbs @cherinium my thoughts exactly! 2y
tomes4gnomes Well, it just warms my heart to meet my fellow slow readers. 🤝🐌 2y
LisaJo Yay!!! There are others out there. I was once told by a reading teacher that the reason I read slowly was because I read every word. I said to her, I was in the six grade, are you not supposed to read every word? Why would the author put a word there if they didn‘t want you to read it. The teacher sent a letter home to my parents in regards to my flippant comment. My parents said they were proud of me, but not to tell my teacher. 2y
Paula3 What my mother calls speed reading I call skimming. I read all the sentences, if they are good, I'll read them twice 😊 2y
Kaye I don‘t know what category I‘m in. My reading is Herky-Jerky lately, with lots of starts and stops. If I find a great book, I read faster, but then I might find a bunch that are duds, so I read a few pages and toss them. So I‘m fast and slow. 2y
QuoteQueen Yeah I'm DEFINITELY in that club. I timed it once and read about 24pages/hour in an average sized novel. 😬 Needless to say, between that and life, I will be lucky if I reach my goal of 25 books this year...unless I add the kids books I read to my 7 & 3 year old. @Rcoco we have similar goals! 2y
Palimpsest Me! I‘m not ashamed. Yes, there are tons of books I want to read that I want to make time for, but I also like to savor books. I‘ve written a few short stories (nothing published) and I know how long it sometimes takes to craft those sentences. Plus, I read a lot of classics or non-fiction which I believe deserves more time. Reading the Iliad now. I like to annotate and I stop for that, too. I read tons of children‘s books with my 2 year old also! 2y
minkyb Me and totally fine with it! 2y
SleepyDragon There's a club? Cool! I'm in. 2y
CSeydel 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
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JessNevertheless
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One of my favorite covers ❤️ #fairytales #riotgrams

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JoyfulChaos
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Wandered a book cover exhibit, at the local museum, with @elizabethlk. We happened across these books I owned as a child.
#definitelyfeelingold

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“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted,” Aesop

Thank you for the tag @robinb #bekindmovement

Robothugs 🤗🤗🤗 2y
MinDea 🤗🤗🤗🤗 2y
robinb 😘😘🤗🤗🤗👍👍 2y
Jess7 💙💙💙 #BeKind 2y
TricksyTails 🤗♥️ 2y
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We are all familiar with various Aesop‘s Fables, right?! How could these stories not be a pick 😊?! I read this public domain e-book so that it could count towards one of my #1001books. (Emojis obviously added 😉)

JaclynW Love the emoji additions! 😊 2y
LeahBergen Also 🦊 🍇 Ha! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @JaclynW “Aesop emojis” ! And seems like there could be more such as @LeahBergen suggested 😊... and also how about this one 🐺 🐑 2y
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JaclynW 🐱🐁 and 🦁🦊 and 🐜🕊 and 🦊🐐 and 🐺🐑 I just used my daughter's copy to find these. 😊 2y
LeahBergen @JaclynW Awesome! 😆 2y
ValerieAndBooks @JaclynW very good 👏😂! And how about this: 🏙🐭 🏡🐭 @LeahBergen 2y
JaclynW @ValerieAndBooks 👏👏👏 I was trying to figure out how to do that one! It's one of my favorites! 2y
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TheBookHippie
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Finished ALLLL our Aesop Fables books for A of my #litsyclassics challenge ...read some aloud today to the children I tutored ...also #winning because one child said Miss Bookbag Lady you match today ...🤣🤣🤣🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻📖💗✌🏻

Kaye I like your outfit. I think it‘s cute l. It‘s good to have your own style so you‘re an Original Edition. 😁 2y
tif Kids are the best 2y
TheBookHippie @tif I love how they just say what they think ! 2y
TheBookHippie @Kaye I agree 2y
JaclynW That's sweet! 2y
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GypsyKat
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I‘ve paused my timer and am taking a break from the #24in48 #Readathon and I‘ve just finished my second book during this challenge. This reread was short. The stories themselves hold up, but this was not a good quality recording. The narrator was ok, but it was tinny sounding. I wouldn‘t recommend this particular version to anyone. I listened to this on Audible.
@24in48

Mollyanna I hate that tinny sound. To me it is very distracting. 2y
GypsyKat @Mollyanna This is the first time I‘ve come across it. And it was annoying. 🙁 2y
Andrew65 Going well! 👏 2y
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VanChocStrawberry Tinny=terrible. 2y
VanChocStrawberry How did you embed the second picture? 2y
GypsyKat @VanChocStrawberry I used an app called Pic College. I use it a lot on here. 2y
VanChocStrawberry @GypsyKat hahaha...I have that app. 🙄😂 2y
GypsyKat @Andrew65 Thanks! But I must admit I‘m enjoying taking a short break at the moment. 🙂 2y
GypsyKat @VanChocStrawberry Lol it‘s a good one! 😄 2y
Andrew65 @GypsyKat The breaks are important. 2y
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GypsyKat
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Starting right back into another audiobook for the #24in48 #Readathon 👍 @24in48

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LeahBergen
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And the #Moral of the story is...

I remember being so enthralled by the simplicity and black-and-white logic of these fables as a child. 🦊 🍇

#NuYear

Cathythoughts Ahhhh 👍🏻very good ! 2y
rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍 2y
DivineDiana Such a beautiful copy! 2y
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Lindy I have loved Aesop‘s all my life too. 👯‍♂️ 2y
Linsy Beautiful! ✨ 2y
Blaire Beautiful edition! 2y
DebinHawaii Such a gorgeous edition! 📚💜 2y
ApoptyGina69 I have a couple editions ( not this one), but my fave is illustrated by David Levine who draws all the funny large-headed caricatures in the NY Review of Books. 2y
batsy Me too! That edition though 😍 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Brilliant! Gorgeous edition too! 2y
TrishB What a gorgeous book ❤️ 2y
Q84 Loving that edition! 2y
Cinfhen I agree!!! Great choice 😀💗 2y
LeahBergen @Lindy 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
LeahBergen @ApoptyGina69 I‘ll have to look that edition up! 👍🏻 2y
AceOnRoam So beautiful. 2y
rohit-sawant Beautiful edition! 2y
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JessNevertheless
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Picked up a copy of Aesop‘s Fables yesterday from a used bookstore because I was in love with the cover (center). Maybe not the best way to pick books but I couldn‘t resist ❤️
#bestcover #jingleshelves

Lcsmcat That‘s beautiful! 2y
bookloo This is lovely! And it‘s Aesop‘s Fables? Save this forever. ☺️💞 2y
JessNevertheless Thanks @Lcsmcat and @bookloo! Yep, it‘s an illustrated edition. Going to definitely save this for future kids ❤️ 2y
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TricksyTails 😍 Gorgeous! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This may be my favorite!!!! I‘m not supposed to say that right?!?! 🤭🤫 shhhhh 😘 2y
JessNevertheless @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Haha I‘m a sucker for old book covers too 😉 2y
MatchlessMarie Beautiful! 😍 2y
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WanderingBookaneer We just got this quote at a presentation. 2y
Libby1 ❤️🦁❤️🐭❤️🦁❤️🐭❤️ 2y
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“The Tortoise and the Hare” is a TL children‘s book that was originally part of Aesop‘s Fables. The version I read was retold by Margo Lundell. It is a classic about a tortoise in a hare who race and ends up proving that slow and steady wins the race. It sends a wonderful message to all children about long term goals and taking their time. It would work well with EL strategy 11 as the language can be put into many other meaningful contexts.

AndreaC It would also fit in well with UDL principle 6.2 as a discussion can be started regarding how the students will use the theme of the book to help them in the future. This book is great for S because it is such a classic. The link takes you directly to C-Palms where there is a close reading lesson related to the book: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/60046 #UCFLAE3414f17 2y
DrSpalding This is classic traditional literature. This would be an excellent choice for storytelling. Nice job using C palms as your source. 2y
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I am not a fan of poetry, so how about some fables #riotgrams

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MayJasper Covers are so beautiful 2y
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britt_brooke Pretty! 2y
brilliantglow Beautiful editions😍😍 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍 2y
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GypsyKat @britt_brooke @brilliantglow Thanks! They're both Barnes & Noble leather bound classic editions. 😊 2y
brilliantglow Lol of course they are. 😂😂 so many editions of theirs I want hahaha 2y
GypsyKat @brilliantglow Me too! I've missed soooo many over the years, and once they're out of the stores, they're really tough to find! 2y
JazzFeathers Bookenvy 👹😀 2y
brilliantglow Lol or if you're Canadian it's like they're impossible to find. 😂😂 2y
Andrea4 😍😍 2y
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rach_simone
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Going super classic for #FablesAndFolklore #UncannyOctober

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Kalalalatja
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My collection of #fablesandfolklore books (and also fairy tales, but they are kinda the same thing). I have original stories, retellings and modern versions based on some classic fables or folklore. I think I might have more hiding on my shelves, since these kinds of books are some of my favourites! 👌

#UncannyOctober

rubyslippersreads Gorgeous! 😍📚😍 2y
JazzFeathers 😍😍😍 2y
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booksandsympathy Wonderful! 😍😍 2y
vivastory Lovely! 👏📚👍 2y
diovival 😍 2y
kspenmoll Beautiful! 2y
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