Unwitting Wisdom: An Anthology of Aesop's Fables

Unwitting Wisdom: An Anthology of Aesop's Fables




For over 2,500 years the simple stories and wry humor of Aesop's fables have entertained children and adults alike. Their lessons have seeped into the very fabric of our language, as evidenced by expressions such as "sour grapes" and "a wolf in sheep's clothing."
Through the centuries many artists have risen to the challenge of interpreting their favorite tales. In this magnificent edition, award-winning illustrator Helen Ward has chosen a dozen of her favorite fables, painstakingly creating with words and breathtaking watercolors a dazzling new collection destined to become a classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811844505
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 08/05/2004
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 10.12(w) x 12.62(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 12 Years

About the Author

Helen Ward trained as an illustrator at Brighton School of Art. She has received numerous awards for her work. Ms. Ward lives in England.

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Unwitting Wisdom an Anthology of Aesop's Fables 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
kmacneill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has the Illustrator's favorites of Aesop's fables. The stories are short and have a sentence towards the end about the moral. I personally enjoy the story of the goose that lays golden eggs and how in her master's greediness he kills her. The moral of the whole story is that those who want everything may end up with nothing. This book could be useful in demonstrating moral lessons in the classroom. Maybe if the kids seem to be struggling with gratefulness I would read the story about the dog who always took the best of everything. One day he was walking on a bridge with his bone and saw his reflection in the water. He wanted the bone that was in the water so he went to grab it but instead lost his own bone. His greediness made him ungrateful for what he already had. This book could also be good in upper grades such as 4-7. I would use it while studying ancient Greece and read them some examples of Greek Literature during that time period.
theCajunLibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This beautifully illustrated compilation of Aesop's fables is a thorough look at the ancient tales.