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Fifty Famous Fables   By: (1853-1942)

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Fifty Famous Fables is a delightful collection of timeless stories compiled by Lida B. McMurry. This book is a fascinating journey into the world of fables, encompassing adventures, wise teachings, and moral lessons that have captivated audiences for generations.

McMurry expertly selects fifty fables from various cultures across the globe, presenting a diverse and engaging mixture of narratives. Each story is accompanied by beautiful illustrations that bring the characters and their surroundings to life, making the reading experience all the more enchanting.

What sets this collection apart is the author's ability to adapt these classic fables in a way that resonates with modern readers. She maintains the core values and lessons of each fable but adds a touch of contemporary language and relatable scenarios, making them easily accessible to both children and adults alike.

The poignant morals and ethical dilemmas weaved into each tale make readers pause and reflect on their own lives. Whether it's the famous duo of the Hare and the Tortoise or the cunning Fox and the mischievous Crow, each story confronts universal themes such as honesty, perseverance, and the consequences of selfishness.

One of the many strengths of Fifty Famous Fables is its ability to capture the essence of each tale concisely. McMurry's storytelling skills allow the reader to fully immerse themselves in the short but impactful narratives, leaving a lasting impression long after the book has been closed.

This collection is a treasure trove for educators, parents, and anyone who appreciates the powerful art of storytelling. It not only entertains but also educates by imparting valuable life lessons in an engaging and accessible manner. The inclusion of discussion questions and suggested activities after each fable encourages further exploration and stimulates meaningful conversations.

Fifty Famous Fables by Lida B. McMurry is a must-have addition to any literature lover's bookshelf. Its timeless tales, intricate illustrations, and thought-provoking morals make it a book that can be revisited time and time again. Whether read aloud in a classroom or enjoyed solo by a cozy fireplace, this collection of fables is an enchanting and valuable addition to any reader's collection.

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FIFTY FAMOUS FABLES

BY LIDA BROWN McMURRY

PRIMARY CRITIC TEACHER STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, DE KALB, ILLINOIS

B. F. JOHNSON PUBLISHING COMPANY

PREFACE

The fifty fables in this book have been selected for second grade reading because they are easily comprehended by pupils of that grade, and because they teach lessons which every child should learn.

It is not wise to tell the class the moral application of the fables. It is better to have each pupil make his own application without any suggestion from the teacher.

In adapting the stories the conversational form has been largely used; this form not only gives much pleasure to the children, but it also affords excellent opportunities for voice culture.

Most of the stories have been successfully used for several years with classes of children in the State Normal School at DeKalb.

CONTENTS

DESIRABILITY OF SELF CONTROL

1. THE TORTOISE AND THE DUCKS

RESULTS OF A MEAN JOKE

2. THE MOUSE AND THE FROG 3. THE BOYS AND THE FROGS 4. THE SHEPHERD BOY AND THE WOLF

FOLLY OF QUARRELING

5. THE TWO GOATS 6. THE STRIKE OF THE MILL FEEDERS 7. THE FARMER AND HIS SONS 8. THE FOUR OXEN AND THE LION

DEEDS BETTER THAN WORDS

9. THE HUNTER AND THE FARMER 10. THE FOX IN THE WELL 11. THE MICE IN COUNCIL

FOLLY OF PRIDE

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