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More than 100 fables from the most famous storyteller of all time!

Aesop’s Fables, the globally read phenomenon, originated from a man who lived long ago, a storyteller, actually. His name was none other than Aesop; his last name though, no one really knows. Aesop was a slave in ancient Greece who told his stories between 620 and 564 BCE, which is when he’s believed to have lived. Since those ancient times, many of his stories have been told and retold. It is sometimes hard to tell which is the original of so many of his stories, as they have been passed down orally, written from book to book, and told from generation to generation. So obviously, the stories have changed a lot over the years.

His stories have spread so widely all through the years that there are different translations for all the stories; from Latin, to Greek, English, and even some Asian languages. Each culture may have a different story line or a different moral lesson, but at the end of the day, we are all learning the same thing under the great Aesop.

There are so many fables out there wrongly accredited to Aesop, regardless of the fact that some of the stories came before his existence and even after his death. Some of them will be told at the end of this audiobook. The general error that people have made is that anywhere a children’s story has mythical creatures or animals with morals at the end, we automatically assume it is a work of Aesop.

Initially, the fables were supposed to be for adults and not children (that is the reason why most of the fables, if looked up today in their original versions and not a children’s translation, will be written in a complex and difficult-to-understand English rather than a generally understandable one). The moral lessons given at the end of the stories usually give political, social, and independent-living advice, which sometimes doesn’t apply to children.

But over the years, different authors have come at different points in time and have attempted to translate Aesop’s works into children’s books because after all, the stories are already full of animals and different creatures, which are appealing enough to the children crowd. 

Some of the stories in this audiobook have characters that are human, some others are animals; there are also mythical beings such as satyrs (a faun, a Roman mythological creature of with pointed ears, legs, and the short horns of a goat and a fondness for unrestrained revelry), trees, flowers, plants, gods and goddesses, forces of nature, plain objects, and even Aesop himself.

Target audience of the audiobook: This audiobook was made with the intention of reaching out to children between the ages of two and 10 years or even older. It can be played for children as bedtime stories so that the morals can be learned as they dream, or it could also be played in class to younger kids by their teachers during story time.

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  • Frankie S. Dahl
  • 13-04-2020

Provided all tips and tics short tales to help .

Provided all tips and tics short tales to help children fall asleep fast.Really this audio book is very interesting and my children's are enjoyed this audio book with satisfied. Thanks to creator for this audio book.

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  • Jeffery C. Gomes
  • 13-04-2020

I enjoyed listening to my little one

Nice short stories for infants and toddlers. It keeps their attention from one story to the next. I enjoyed listening to my little one

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  • 13-04-2020

A deferred time run and competently different .

This audio book requests that your juvenile put down the screens and spotlight on tuning in for a deferred time run and competently different subjects.

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  • Emily D. Matthes
  • 12-04-2020

Lots of good stories for all age children.

They very short and helpful for small children to listen too. Lots of good stories for all age children.

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  • Oliver M. Leroy
  • 12-04-2020

A great purchase overall.

I' sure she'll adore it when she becomes more seasoned. A great purchase overall.Considering writers for creating a radiant audio book.

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  • Gregory J. Mendez
  • 12-04-2020

I listen a couple of stories.

I listen a couple of stories for her every day and she truly appreciates them.

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  • Marcus C. Mogensen
  • 12-04-2020

This audiobook is perfect bedtime Stories.

Make them a part of your daily routine so that your child develops a habit of learning new things every day. My kids love the stories so much, and they are enjoying this audiobook.

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  • Wilbur E. Bowman
  • 12-04-2020

This is exquisite audiobook for Children.

I would highly recommended to listen this audiobook everyone.This audiobook gave me a lot of information.This book is awesome to listen and i think this book is the best book of this topic.

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  • Clayton K. Blake
  • 12-04-2020

The stories book is so interesting and educative.

Every Children loves a good bedtime story, and using the mindful meditation script in lieu of traditional stories. This audiobook is extraordinary and clear each and every topics.

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  • Elizabeth C. Simmons
  • 12-04-2020

Such a fun audiobook for Children.

This audiobook has phenomenal stories for kids. Contains amazing and magnificent rest time stories that kids will point of fact and obviously need to here very night.

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  • Luna A. Shield
  • 13-04-2020

A lot of adults would benefit as well!

It gives a great overview of the whole Bedtime Stories for Children is suitable for children aged 7-11.

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  • Carol J. Abernathy
  • 13-04-2020

The audio book is that it is a smaller audio book

The only thing I would say that is negative about the audio book is that it is a smaller audio book.

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  • Wilbur L. Derosier
  • 13-04-2020

will catch the attention of children

This is a good choice. If you're looking for a colorful audio book that will catch the attention of children

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  • Shannon J. Johnson
  • 13-04-2020

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  • Brian H. Peters
  • 13-04-2020

. Paper quality is somewhat rough.

The quality could've been better though, considering that the book is in no way cheap . Paper quality is somewhat rough.

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  • Willie S. Moore
  • 13-04-2020

A good buy for upper primary kids.

Even though the illustrations are adequately planned. Overall, a good buy for upper primary kids.

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  • 12-04-2020

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  • 12-04-2020

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  • 12-04-2020

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  • 12-04-2020

A sleep time story fun and unwinding,

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