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Fable is a literary genre. A fable is a succinct fictional story, in prose or verse, that features animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects or forces of nature which are anthropomorphized (given human qualities such as verbal communication), and that illustrates or leads to an interpretation of a moral lesson (a “moral”), which may at the end be added explicitly in a pithy maxim. (Wikipedia.org)


THE BAT AND THE WEASELS – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Bat blundered into the nest of a Weasel, who ran up to catch and eat him. The Bat begged for his life, but the Weasel would not listen.


THE WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING – Aesop Fables for Kids

A certain Wolf could not get enough to eat because of the watchfulness of the Shepherds. But one night he found a sheep skin that had been cast aside and forgotten.

THE ASS, THE FOX, AND THE LION – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE ASS, THE FOX, AND THE LION – Aesop Fables for...

An Ass and a Fox had become close comrades, and were constantly in each other's company.

THE DOGS AND THE FOX – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE DOGS AND THE FOX – Aesop Fables for Kids

Some Dogs found the skin of a Lion and furiously began to tear it with their teeth. A Fox chanced to see them and laughed scornfully.


THE WOLF AND THE GOAT – Aesop Fables for Kids

A hungry Wolf spied a Goat browsing at the top of a steep cliff where he could not possibly get at her.


THE ASS AND THE LAP DOG – Aesop Fables for Kids

There was once an Ass whose Master also owned a Lap Dog. This Dog was a favorite and received many a pat and kind word from his Master, as well as choice bits from his plate.


THE CROW AND THE PITCHER – Aesop Fables for Kids

In a spell of dry weather, when the Birds could find very little to drink, a thirsty Crow found a pitcher with a little water in it.

THE CAT AND THE BIRDS – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE CAT AND THE BIRDS – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Cat was growing very thin. As you have guessed, he did not get enough to eat. One day he heard that some Birds in the neighborhood were ailing and needed a doctor.


THE DOG AND HIS REFLECTION – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Dog, to whom the butcher had thrown a bone, was hurrying home with his prize as fast as he could go.


THE PLANE TREE – Aesop Fables for Kids

Two Travellers, walking in the noonday sun, sought the shade of a widespreading tree to rest.


THE ROSE AND THE BUTTERFLY – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Butterfly once fell in love with a beautiful Rose. The Rose was not indifferent, for the Butterfly's wings were powdered in a charming pattern of gold and silver.


THE WOLF AND THE ASS – Aesop Fables for Kids

An Ass was feeding in a pasture near a wood when he saw a Wolf lurking in the shadows along the hedge.


THE WOLF AND HIS SHADOW – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Wolf left his lair one evening in fine spirits and an excellent appetite.



A poor Fisherman, who lived on the fish he caught, had bad luck one day and caught nothing but a very small fry.

THE ASS IN THE LION’S SKIN – Aesop Fables for Kids

An Ass found a Lion's skin left in the forest by a hunter. He dressed himself in it, and amused himself by hiding in a thicket and rushing out suddenly at the animals who passed that way.

THE WOLF AND THE LION – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Wolf had stolen a Lamb and was carrying it off to his lair to eat it.


THE DOG IN THE MANGER – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Dog asleep in a manger filled with hay, was awakened by the Cattle, which came in tired and hungry from working in the field.


THE PEACOCK AND THE CRANE – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Peacock, puffed up with vanity, met a Crane one day, and to impress him spread his gorgeous tail in the Sun.


THE WILD BOAR AND THE FOX – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Wild Boar was sharpening his tusks busily against the stump of a tree, when a Fox happened by.



The Frogs were tired of governing themselves.