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The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon
The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon | Aesop
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'An ass, clothed in the skin of a lion...' Aesop's animal fables are some of the earliest stories ever told, thought to have been composed by a slave in Greek antiquity and giving glimpses of a world that is harsh, pitiless and yet also eerily familiar. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions Aesop is believed to have lived in 6th century BC. Aesop's The Complete Fables is available in Penguin Classics.
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TCLinrow
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Mehso-so

A collection of fables, some of which I remember from my childhood. Suitable for all ages, and with some good moral, but not exactly riveting.

Fancied something short and simple today, and this definitely fit that bill.

#Fables #ShortStories

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Brie
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Pickpick

I'm not sure why I like Aesop's fables so much. They're short, simple, repetitive, and moralistic. I do like that they're anthropomorphic. Needs more cat stories though. #catsoflitsy

Dolly What a beautiful kitty! What's her (?) name? 2y
Brie @Dolly Her name's Ellie. She sat on my lap while I read this, haha. 2y
Dolly 😻 2y
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AmyG Ellie is beautiful. 2y
RealBooks4ever Ellie! 😻😻😻 2y
kspenmoll Love her coloring & she looks so soft!!! 2y
Brie @kspenmoll Yeah, out of all my cats she's the softest! 2y
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TheBumbleGirl
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The first to many more to come! Part of the Penguin Little Black Classics collection 😍

#penguinclassics #penguinbooks #penguinlittleblackclassics #littleblackclassics

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StephanieL
Mehso-so

The stories were very succinct but some of the learning points of the fables were not persuasive and seem forced.