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Q: Fables ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Fables
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: dtnl42-ga
List Price: $7.00
Posted: 03 Aug 2004 22:44 PDT
Expires: 02 Sep 2004 22:44 PDT
Question ID: 383258
Hi - I am looking for books that tell fables, or web-sites - stories
that may be myth or real, that inspire people or make a particular
Subject: Re: Fables
Answered By: emjay-ga on 04 Aug 2004 07:30 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi dtnl42,

Thanks for your question! I've compiled an assortment of links to
fables, moral tales and folk stories from various traditions, as well
as several book suggestions.

First, the websites:

A collection of fables by 17th century French author Jean de la Fontaine
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American Literary Classics ? Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce
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Country Tales ? Fables with a rural theme/setting
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Land of Folk-lore and Fables
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Recovery Thoughts and Parables (Self help)
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Spiritual Stories and Parables ? inspirational stories
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Stories and Parables by Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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Tell Me a Story - Fables and folktales adapted by Amy Friedman
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The Stuffed Fabulist ? Contemporary Fables by Geoffrey Grosshans
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In the may-or-may-not-be-true category, here are two links to archives
of "inspirational" email forwards that often fall into the moral/life
lessons category. While some are based on true occurrences/people,
many are sentimental fictions propagated as truth, often sent with
assurances like "it happened to my cousin's cousin's boyfriend." A
great site for checking the veracity of email forwards is the Urban
Legends Reference Pages ( ? the indefatigable Snopes
sleuths are experts at pinpointing "glurge," that is, sentimental
stories with no basis in fact.

That being said, here are the links: ? inspirational email forwards
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Winnie's World of Inspiration ? Inspirational Email Forwards
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Here are several books which you may find of interest ? profiles for
each can be found at

Aesop's Fables ? A Classic Illustrated Edition
Ed. Russell Ash and Bernard Higton

Fables by Arnold Lobel (1981 Caldecott Medal Winner)

Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables
by Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith and Molly Leach

I used the following searches to find your answer:

moral tales
cautionary tales

If I can provide any clarification or further assistance, please let
me know. All the best!

dtnl42-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Aesop's Fables
From: ulu-ga on 04 Aug 2004 01:32 PDT

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