The Fables of Phaedrus

Author: Phaedrus
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292727453
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Animal fables are said to have originated with Aesop, a semilegendary Samian slave, but the earliest surviving record of the fables comes from the Latin poet Phaedrus, who introduced the new genre to Latin literature. This verse translation of The Fables is the first in English in more than two hundred years. In addition to the familiar animal fables, about a quarter of the book includes such diverse material as prologues and epilogues, historical anecdotes, short stories, enlarged proverbs and sayings, comic episodes and folk wisdom, and many incidental glimpses of Greek and Roman life in the classical period. The Fables also sheds light on the personal history of Phaedrus, who seems to have been an educated slave, eventually granted his freedom by the emperor Augustus. Phaedrus' style is lively, clean, and sparse, though not at the cost of all detail and elaboration. It serves well as a vehicle for his two avowed purposes—to entertain and to give wise counsel for the conduct of life. Like all fabulists, Phaedrus was a moralist, albeit on a modest and popular level. An excellent introduction by P. F. Widdows provides information about Phaedrus, the history of The Fables, the metric style of the original and of this translation, and something of the place of these fables in Western folklore. The translation is done in a free version of Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse, a form used by W. H. Auden and chosen here to match the popular tone of Phaedrus' Latin verse.

Clucky the Hen

Author: Mar Pavón
Publisher: Cuento de Luz
ISBN: 8415241429
Format: PDF
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Clucky the Hen has a big heart, but she’s clumsy and forgetful too. A tale ideal for learning to accept the faults of those around us. Guided Reading Level: M, Lexile Level: 900L

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

Author: Bernadette Watts
Publisher: North South Books
ISBN: 9781558589889
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When the town mouse and the country mouse visit each other, they find they prefer very different ways of life.

Aesop s Fables

Author: Aesop
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853261282
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A collection of animal fables told by the Greek slave Aesop.

The Colour Monster

Author: Anna Llenas
ISBN: 9781787412736
Format: PDF, ePub
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One day, Colour Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through colour. A gentle exploration of feelings for young and old alike.

Zolw i Zajac The Tortoise and the Hare

Author: Angela McAllister
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
ISBN: 9781845079482
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Polish/English edition of a classic tale. One day Tortoise overhears Hare boasting, 'I can run so fast I leave the wind behind.' 'What nonsense,' says Tortoise to Hare. 'I'll give you a race.' Hare falls about laughing, but all the same he accepts the challenge. As they set off, Hare bounds down the lane, with Tortoise creeping along behind. Hare obviously has the natural advantage, so he stops for an elevenses of carrots, is overcome by sleepiness and takes a long nap. Soon Tortoise has crept slowly but surely past him and wins the race - just! Aesop's most well-known fable - pitting boastfulness and conceit against sharp wits and doggedness - is simply but delightfully retold by Angela McAllister and is illustrated by Jonathan Heale's stylish woodcuts to create an animal classic.

MASA the Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability

Author: Giselle Mann
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780769302690
Format: PDF, ePub
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Designed for use in bedside evaluations of patients referred for swallowing function assessment. The Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability is a quick and reliable tool. It is an efficient and cost-effective assessment tool allowing clinicians to evaluate patients and determine which ones are true candidates for more involved instrumental evaluation. This tool may also be utilized for monitoring swallowing skills over time. The manual will include a technical manual as well as step-by-step user's guide. The user's guide section will also include information on how to use the instrument for outcomes data collection, monitoring patient status, and other clinical applications other than its primary purpose.