Fables for Kids

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)

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THE BEES AND WASPS, AND THE HORNET – Aesop Fables for...

A store of honey had been found in a hollow tree, and the Wasps declared positively that it belonged to them.

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THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Hare was making fun of the Tortoise one day for being so slow.

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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.

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THE SHEPHERD AND THE LION – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Shepherd, counting his Sheep one day, discovered that a number of them were missing.

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THE ANIMALS AND THE PLAGUE – Aesop Fables for Kids

Once upon a time a severe plague raged among the animals. Many died, and those who lived were so ill, that they cared for neither food nor drink, and dragged themselves about listlessly.

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THE STAG, THE SHEEP, AND THE WOLF – Aesop Fables for...

One day a Stag came to a Sheep and asked her to lend him a measure of wheat.

THE EAGLE AND THE KITE – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE EAGLE AND THE KITE – Aesop Fables for Kids

An Eagle sat high in the branches of a great Oak. She seemed very sad and drooping for an Eagle. A Kite saw her.

THE FLIES AND THE HONEY – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE FLIES AND THE HONEY – Aesop Fables for Kids

A jar of honey was upset and the sticky sweetness flowed out on the table. The sweet smell of the honey soon brought a large number of Flies buzzing around.

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THE MOTHER AND THE WOLF – Aesop Fables for Kids

Early one morning a hungry Wolf was prowling around a cottage at the edge of a village, when he heard a child crying in the house. Then he heard the Mother's voice say:

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THE FOX AND THE MONKEY – Aesop Fables for Kids

At a great meeting of the Animals, who had gathered to elect a new ruler, the Monkey was asked to dance.

THE PORCUPINE AND THE SNAKES – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE PORCUPINE AND THE SNAKES – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Porcupine was looking for a good home. At last he found a little sheltered cave, where lived a family of Snakes.

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TWO TRAVELERS AND A BEAR – Aesop Fables for Kids

Two Men were traveling in company through a forest, when, all at once, a huge Bear crashed out of the brush near them.

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THE FOX AND THE PHEASANTS – Aesop Fables for Kids

One moonlight evening as Master Fox was taking his usual stroll in the woods, he saw a number of Pheasants perched quite out of his reach on a limb of a tall old tree.

THE OLD LION – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE OLD LION – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Lion had grown very old. His teeth were worn away. His limbs could no longer bear him, and the King of Beasts was very pitiful indeed as he lay gasping on the ground, about to die.

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THE CAT AND THE FOX – Aesop Fables for Kids

Once a Cat and a Fox were traveling together. As they went along, picking up provisions on the way—a stray mouse here, a fat chicken there—they began an argument to while away the time between bites.

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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.

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THE MISCHIEVOUS DOG – Aesop Fables for Kids

There was once a Dog who was so ill-natured and mischievous that his Master had to fasten a heavy wooden clog about his neck to keep him from annoying visitors and neighbors.

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THE FOX WITHOUT A TAIL – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Fox that had been caught in a trap, succeeded at last, after much painful tugging, in getting away. But he had to leave his beautiful bushy tail behind him.

THE QUACK TOAD – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE QUACK TOAD – Aesop Fables for Kids

An old Toad once informed all his neighbors that he was a learned doctor. In fact he could cure anything.

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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.