Aesop's Fables (Pinyin)

Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica are a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller supposed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. Many of the stories, such as The Fox and the Grapes (from which the idiom "sour grapes" derives), The Tortoise and the Hare, The North Wind and the Sun, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Ant and the Grasshopper are well-known throughout the world.

《伊索寓言》是世界上最古老的寓言集,是东西方 民间文学的精华、劳动人民智慧的结晶。《伊索寓言》篇幅短小,形式不拘,浅显的小故事中常常闪现出智慧的火花,蕴涵着深刻的寓意。它不仅是启迪少年儿童明 辨是非的启蒙教材,而且是一本生活的教科书。伊索寓言之所以能享誉古今,历久不衰,主要原因在于其本身的感人魅力。这一魅力主要来源于寓言的三个方面:其 一是《伊索寓言》故事本身的趣味性;其二是《伊索寓言》文字的表达特点;其三是这些故事包含的寓意内涵深刻,耐人寻味,富有教益。《伊索寓言》中的许多故 事真可以说是家喻户晓,妇孺皆知,如龟兔赛跑、狼来了、狐狸和葡萄等。

  本书由从《伊索寓言》中遴选最为精彩的寓言汇集而成。短小生动的故事、 风趣幽默的语言、精致美观的插图将大大激发孩子们的阅读兴趣。本书从小读者所处的生活环境出发,将带领他们去体会这些寓言故事的思想含义,感悟生活道理。 小读者一定会以这些寓言故事为借鉴,追求真善美,更加健康快乐地成长。

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