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 FOX AND THE HEDGEHOG – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Fox, swimming across a river, was barely able to reach the bank, where he lay bruised and exhausted from his struggle with the swift current.

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THE WOLF AND THE HOUSE DOG – Aesop Fables for Kids

There was once a Wolf who got very little to eat because the Dogs of the village were so wide awake and watchful. He was really nothing but skin and bones, and it made him very downhearted to think of it.
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THE MISER – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Miser had buried his gold in a secret place in his garden. Every day he went to the spot, dug up the treasure and counted it piece by piece to make sure it was all there.

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THE MILKMAID AND HER PAIL – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Milkmaid had been out to milk the cows and was returning from the field with the shining milk pail balanced nicely on her head.
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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 MAN AND THE LION – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE MAN AND THE LION – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Lion and a Man chanced to travel in company through the forest.

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THE OLD LION AND THE FOX – Aesop Fables for Kids

An old Lion, whose teeth and claws were so worn that it was not so easy for him to get food as in his younger days, pretended that he was sick.
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THE EAGLE AND THE BEETLE – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Beetle once begged the Eagle to spare a Hare which had run to her for protection.

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THE BULL AND THE GOAT – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Bull once escaped from a Lion by entering a cave which the Goatherds used to house their flocks in stormy weather and at night.

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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 SERPENT AND THE EAGLE – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE SERPENT AND THE EAGLE – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Serpent had succeeded in surprising an Eagle and had wrapped himself around the Eagle's neck. The Eagle could not reach the Serpent, neither with beak nor claws.

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THE FROG AND THE MOUSE – Aesop Fables for Kids

A young Mouse in search of adventure was running along the bank of a pond where lived a Frog. When the Frog saw the Mouse, he swam to the bank and croaked:

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MERCURY AND THE WOODMAN – Aesop Fables for Kids

A poor Woodman was cutting down a tree near the edge of a deep pool in the forest. It was late in the day and the Woodman was tired.

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THREE BULLOCKS AND A LION – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Lion had been watching three Bullocks feeding in an open field. He had tried to attack them several times, but they had kept together, and helped each other to drive him off.

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THE ASTROLOGER – Aesop Fables for Kids

A man who lived a long time ago believed that he could read the future in the stars. He called himself an Astrologer, and spent his time at night gazing at the sky.

THE DOG AND THE OYSTER – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE DOG AND THE OYSTER – Aesop Fables for Kids

There was once a Dog who was very fond of eggs. He visited the hen house very often and at last got so greedy that he would swallow the eggs whole.

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.

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THE SPENDTHRIFT AND THE SWALLOW – Aesop Fables for Kids

A young fellow, who was very popular among his boon companions as a good spender, quickly wasted his fortune trying to live up to his reputation.

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THE GOATHERD AND THE WILD GOATS – Aesop Fables for Kids

One cold stormy day a Goatherd drove his Goats for shelter into a cave, where a number of Wild Goats had also found their way.

THE SICK STAG – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE SICK STAG – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Stag had fallen sick. He had just strength enough to gather some food and find a quiet clearing in the woods, where he lay down to wait until his strength should return.