This list of classical short fables for children teach important principles for moral living as well as entertaining kids with amusing tales.
By Hans Christian AndersonThe Ugly Duckling is a classic favorite that describes the blossoming of individuals we often call "late bloomers." Anderson had numerous other stories that described principles of right living. Some modern versions of his tales portray less suffering.
By Beatrix PotterWe are all familiar with how Peter Rabbit disobeyed his mother and suffered for his carelessness. All of Potter's stories contain lessons aboaut the consequences of behavior.
By Arleta RichardsonA completely different kind of fable, with the feel of Laura Ingalls Wilders "Little House" books. Each short chapter tells a lesson the author learned as a child listening to her grandmother's stories. Nostalgic.
By Louisa May AlcottMany fans of Little Women are familiar with the fictitious heroine Jo and her desire to become a writer. Flower Fables are six short fables written by Alcott, whom many consider to be the protype of Jo. Fairies, sprites and flowers fill the pages of these fairy tales.
Rudyard KiplingThe author of Jungle Book wrote these twelve animal fables that explain how certain animals developed their unique characteristics.
Kathi AppeltA lonely hound dog, a mother cat, a bitter snake, and an ancient Indian legend are woven together to create this beautiful picture book. The story can be read to younger children, though your teens and pre-teens will also enjoy the fable.
Lewis CarrollA curious tale and the curiouser adventure of Alice in Wonderland.
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