The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, the Tortoise and the Hare – just two of Aesop’s fables brought to dazzling new light in this exquisite edition by Ayano Imai. Together with the familiar tales an array of other intriguing stories mak
Though many modern scholars dispute his existence, Aesop's life was chronicled by first century Greek historians who wrote that Aesop, or Aethiop, was born into Greek slavery in 620 B.C. Freed because of his wit and wisdom, Aesop supposedly traveled throughout Greece and was employed at various times by the governments of Athens and Corinth. Some of Aesop's most recognized fables are The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, and The Ant and the Grasshopper. His simple but effective morals are widely used and illustrated for children.