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List of most popular fables of all time

Updated on November 17, 2014
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Most famous collections of fables in the world; list of free resources

Talking about famous fables, we probably already have a big list for children in mind.

This page is organized as huge list of fables. We will present resources of some of the most known fables from the world.

Bellow are many links to reading fables on-line and free downloads for out of copyright fables together with some of the finest illustrations! Enjoy:)

(Intro illustration by Walter Crane, all images are Public Domain)

Looking for the ultimate list of stories with morals?

Illustration by Charles Henry Bennett
Illustration by Charles Henry Bennett | Source

If you are looking for biggest, most complete and best organized list of fables, this is probably the one, although it is not perfect. It is on-line, it is illustrated and it is completely free. Here you can find:

- Works by Aesop, Babrius and Phaedrus

- Fables by less known authors like Abstemius, Pergamenus and others

- Oriental Fables (Hindu, Persian, Chinese...)

- Modern Fables (French, Spanish, Russian...)

- Stories with morals from other continents (Africa and America)

The listed selection is huge but don't forget - below this link you will find even MORE famous fables (think about George Ade, Leonardo da Vinci (!), Jean de la Fontaine, Ivan Kriloff, Ambrose Bierce...) and two freebies of 'best of the best collections' for your e-reader, so don't loose this page (you can bookmark it right now)!

Free Aesop's Wisdom for Your Kindle - The most famous and inspiring collection ever

Although we know now Aesop never wrote any of the fables from 'his' collection (it was actually Phaedrus), his name is inseparably connected with all tales with morals. They are important and inseparable part of literary tradition. None of the fables list could be complete without 'his' book.

Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables

This book is a must have in every library. Let me tell you why.

The timeless messages and evergreen morals can inspire everybody in just about every possible situation.

Many of everyday phrases like 'sour grapes', 'borrowed feathers' or 'lion's share' came from this collection of wisdom, so knowing the Aesop's collection it is really part of general education.

And because they are short, we can read them while waiting in lines or similar situations.

Guess what - this legendary book is now available free of charge!

 

Aesop's Fables - Most popular educational stories of all times

Velazque's imaginary portrait of Aesop
Velazque's imaginary portrait of Aesop | Source

Aesop was a slave from Greek, Turkey, Bulgaria or even from Ethiopia. We really can't be sure if he even existed. And we surely can't prove if he wrote any of fables associated to his name.

But we can still enjoy them and learn their lessons on-line in next four (list of Aesop's Fables is pretty long) sections:

Aesop's Fables Part 1

Aesop's Fables Part 2

Aesop's Fables Part 3

Aesop's Fables Part 4

List of fables continues...

Ever heard about Guy Wetmore Carryl?

Guy Wetmore Carryl was an American poet, humorist and only one of hundreds talented writers who used Aesop's material to make new, original stories with amusing twists and surprising interpretations. His Fables for the Frivolous are available right here.

Jean de la Fontaine - La Fontaine's Fables

Tortoise and Hare illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Tortoise and Hare illustrated by Arthur Rackham | Source

This Moliere's contemporary (and friend) was one of the best French poets of 17th century and maybe the first real master of his language. He had all sorts of troubles in his personal and business life but never lacked of patrons for his literary adventures.

He wrote Fables influenced by Aesop and Boccaccio with adult audience in mind and reached all kind of folks thanks to freshness of narration and skillfull development of characters. Here you can find more info on the background of Jean de La Fontaine's Fables ...

and here we go with online collection of La Fontaine's Fables!

Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian

Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (1755-1794) was poet, translator, playwright and fabulist of noble origin. His stories are valued as best after Jean de La Fontaine.

Unfortunately he died way before his prime, so he didn't write much...

Here is English translation of about half of Florian fables which were one hundred and fourty-four altogether.

Jungle Book cover
Jungle Book cover

Rudyard Kipling

Jungle Book

This amazing collection of Nobel Prize Award Winner feature stories where animals present human properties is author's homage to childhood spent in India.

He went back to India later and evidently those years left strong influence on his life and works. Stories from Jungle Book are typical tales with strong moral tones.

With illustrations of writer's father they were huge success and now we can read these famous fables on-line. Free of charge!

Here is a Jungle Book and here is a Second Jungle Book too.

And for bonus you can check the Just So Stories for Little children by the same author with amusing and imaginative answers on many animal related questions by kids, like: "How the Camel Got His Hump", "How the Leopard Got His Spots" and so on.

Rudyard Kipling also illustrated the book Just So Stories - just click the title!

Enjoy your reading!

Did you know?

Rudyard Kipling is still the youngest Nobel laureate for literature. When he received the award, he was only 42 years old!

Source: Wikipedia.org, PD licence
Source: Wikipedia.org, PD licence

Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris

Short Fables

We can't make a decent list of famous fables without mentioning Uncle Remus stories.

In several collections many fables feature interesting character Br'er (Brother) Rabbit who uses his with to fight against stronger opponents.

Br'er Rabbit (also called Breer Rabbit) is a trickster who's moral can be questionable, he is not always successful in his endeavours but he quickly became a symbol of fight against stronger opponents. Some suggest he represents enslaved African, but these fables originate not only in different parts of Africa, they can be found also in Cherokee oral tradition.

Well, Joel Chandler Harris has written a bestseller. You can check for yourself:

Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit!

Beware!

Many of the stories of Uncle Remus are considered as politically incorrect by today's standard!

Wisdom from Africa

If we presented Uncle Remus Stories which are actually Afro-American fables, it is only fair to provide a list of short fables from Africa too!

So here is the list of mostly animal fables: African Fables - packed with ancient wisdom and surprisingly fresh view on the world.

Like it or not, some truths are timeless!

Panchatantra stories (Indian fables) - by Vishnu Sharman

One of oldest known collections of fables is called Panchatantra. Panchatantra stories were written in Sanskrit and inspired many other tales and their collections.

Fables of Panchatantra are divided into five logical sections and are available on-line here.

Fables of Bidpai - Kalilah and Dimna

Fables of Bidpai, unknown illustrator (1852)
Fables of Bidpai, unknown illustrator (1852)

The Fables of Bidpai (aka Fables of Pilpay) is a collection of Arabic tales based on Panchatantra.

They were probably transported to Persia, then translated to Persian and after that to Arabian. Arabs transported the collection to Spain and Italy, where it was translated to English. Many of these famous stories were not only translated but also rewritten, some were added, other lost and this is actually pretty different collection than Panchatantra.

Fables of Bidpai are narrated in relatively complicated frame format, typical for Oriental style of narration (most famous example of course being 1001 Nights, which are collection of fairy tales, stories and fables) with several main characters like Pilpay (Bidpai) and Dabschelim, Kalilah and Dimnah (Kalila and Dimna) ... but essentially broken in easy to remember short fables with morals like: don't trust flatterers, bad deeds are punished, don't trust enemies and so on.

Here it is available on-line and for download in several formats: Fables of Bidpai (Kalilah wa Dimnah) published in 1852, but still fresh and educational!

Another free e-book

Jean de La Fontaine was probably the greatest fabulist of all times.

Fables of La Fontaine — a New Edition, with Notes
Fables of La Fontaine — a New Edition, with Notes

This book is great example of using fables with morals in 'real' life situations. La fontane took many old stories from Greece and India and rewrote them.

They are not only superbly written in verse, they also reflect modern situations with really healthy dose of humor. We can all use some intelligent humor, right?

Not a single list of fables can be completed without La Fontaine's work. right now this e-book is available totally free!

 

Fable - a definition

There are many definitions of a fable, one of my favorites is about the difference about a fable and a fairy tale. It comes from Gilbert Keith Chesterton:

"Fable can't be good with a human in it and fairy tale can't be good without one."

Tales of Hitopadesha (Hitopadesa)

Another set of Fable Stories

One of collections inspired by Panchatantra above is called Hitopadesha. These fables were with its audience in mind - young princes learning how to rule the country. That's where the name came from: hito (benefit) and upadesha (advice).

They are written in attractive and easy understandable format, which is in English partly available on-line right here.

Jataka Tales

Source: Wikipedia.org, PD licence
Source: Wikipedia.org, PD licence

Each of these fables (more than 500 altogether) talks about a virtue, associated with an animal or human. The main character (animal or human) is one of incarnations of Buddha before he was entitled as Enlighten One.

Jataka in sanskrit means Born, what is related with Buddha's many births and fits with reincarnation beliefs.

Some of these stories, dating from 4 th century before Christ can be found in Panchantantra and other collections (e. g. Aesop's Fables) and in various adaptations became part of world literature heritage.

Feel free to read English translations of Jataka Tales!

Scene from Picture Fables
Scene from Picture Fables

Picture Fables

by Wilhelm Heys

Another beautiful book in public domain presents 50 fables with clear morals.

Every single story is accompanied with a beautiful illustration by Otto Speckter and being written in verse adds a special charm to this book available on-line.

Just press here!

Enjoy in this classic collection!

Leonardo Da Vinci

Source: Wikipedia.org, PD licence
Source: Wikipedia.org, PD licence

Yes, Leonardo da Vinci wrote several fable stories too! In fact, he wrote many and he also illustrated them.

If you want to learn more about this less known aspect of genius, here is the chance to check some of the best Leonardo da Vinci's fables.

Source: Wikipedia.org, PD licence
Source: Wikipedia.org, PD licence

John Gay

Fifty-One Fables in Verse

John Gay was a poet and writer in the first decades of 18 th century.

He was, as many of his contemporaries, supported with numerous patrons among nobility although his works often mocked relationships in society and nobility was his favorite target.

His most famous work is The Beggar's Opera.

In 1727 John Gay wrote a book for than six year old Prince William to provide him some educational material in entertaining form.

This book contained 51 short and witty stories in verse and we can read it right here.

Ivan Kriloff - (Ivan Krylov)

Ivan Kriloff (Ivan Krylov)
Ivan Kriloff (Ivan Krylov)

This Russian fabulist signed a lot of different literary works but it seems his wisdom and humor were best demonstrated in his collection of fables which can be read on-line or downloaded in several formats.

So here it is: Ivan Andreevich Kriloff's Fables.

George Ade in 1904 (Wikipedia.org)
George Ade in 1904 (Wikipedia.org)

George Ade's Works

We can't make a decent list of fables without George Ade (1866-1914) stories with humorous morals. Due his ironic messages this American writer and columnists is sometimes called first American humorist.

George Ade's speciality was everyday's life of ordinary people and rich language. In Ade's fables this is more than obvious and the collections presented below clearly show that.

Another interesting info: George Ade made real fortune with his writings and donated a lot of money to several institutions.

Here are two collections by George Ade:

Modern Fables (1901)

Ade's Fables (1914)

What kind of stories are best for children?

We want stories to be interesting and educational at the same time. Fairy tales have stronger imaginary and fables rational component. At first sight fables look more appropriate to teach.

Are fables best kind of stories to teach children?

Yes, because...

Yes, because...

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    • vicky71 3 years ago

      I prefer fables. They have a moral of the story.Fairy tales also have morals but are too dreamy. They tend to move towards a utopian world than the real world.

    • Tom McHugh 3 years ago from Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA

      Although I prefer fairy tales for the symbolism, I think that the fable is better suited for children.

    • Birthday Wishes 3 years ago from Here

      I love them both, but I prefer fables.

    • othellos 3 years ago

      I raised up with them. They ignite imagination.

    • Socialpro54 LM 3 years ago

      I prefer fairytales

    • qestra 4 years ago

      Yes, because of their universality; they remind us that what unites us with other species is greater than those things that separate us

    • Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      I loved the ones my dad told us, as we were growing.

    • nhoudek 4 years ago

      Creates imagination.

    • Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      Yes, I do think so.

    • Auriel 4 years ago

      interesting, i like it.

    • Helen Phillips Cockrell 4 years ago from Virginia

      They are one way of teaching children

    • Otto Phillips 4 years ago

      Usually there is a moral to the story which children hopefully learn from.

    • Tennyhawk 4 years ago

      I think fables are more direct than fairy tales.

    • Michey LM 4 years ago

      The fables usually have a story to learn from...

    • maryLuu 4 years ago

      In every fable you will find wisdom. In stories almost every time the life situations are described in a more idealistic way.

    • Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      ...they can be used to teach good morals, life skills and communication values to children. The use of animals, plants etcetera also make the leaning and installation of these qualities 'user friendly' for children.

    • Deadicated LM 4 years ago

      It's all good as long as you're communicating with them; and not plopping them in front of a TV or PC Monitor constantly (and throw a little art into the mix as well).

    • goo2eyes lm 4 years ago

      aesop´s fables will guide the children to do the right thing.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes and No! They are to short! But sometimes that's an easier method and better method of teaching a lesson!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes, they are short. Any kind of story is great.

    No, because...

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      • Renee Dixon 3 years ago from Kentucky

        I believe having a variety of stories to teach children is the best, but fables are certainly to be included in this!

      • pepys 3 years ago

        They are a very good way to help educate kids, but not necessarily the best way. By the way the images you have are really outstanding.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I do not believe that they are the best, but they are equal to others.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I think both have value. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. All teach in their own way. Also depends on the child.

      • sallemange 4 years ago

        A very difficult choice. I think fairy tales shade it because they do contain morals all wrapped up in folklore

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I prefer fairytales. Yes, fables AT FIRST, seem more appropriate to teach children with because they level in more rational concept and thought construction; however, I believe fairytales teach the same sorts of wisdom and morals while also teaching the children to greatly exercise their imaginations. As an author, myself, I have to say, imagination should always be encouraged.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        They are only one of the tools in a child's development for building an all-round personality!

      • dahlia369 5 years ago

        I'd say that every child is different and should have a choice...

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No, they are to short. Children prefer stories.

      • kathysart 5 years ago

        I am not sure that fairytales and fables as they were written are good for kids at all. They can be so darn brutal.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        But then, I could be over here...because both have value.

      Ambrose Bierce - Fantastic Fables

      Ambrose Bierce and his signature
      Ambrose Bierce and his signature

      If you are looking for something extraordinary Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce's Fantastic Fables should be at the top of your list. He was a soldier, sketcher, journalist, satirist and fabulist. He wrote a lot of interesting works and they are very likely in public domain.

      However we can not be one hundred percent sure because nobody knows when and how Ambrose Bierce died. At age 71 (!) he joined Pancho Villa's army as observer of Mexican revolution and in December 1913 vanished without a trace. His fantastic fables are special because the moral is often lost in twisted humor.

      Don't be fooled by the titles similar to Aesop's... Enjoy Bierce's Fantastic Fables!

      Fairy Tales or Fables? - Is there a difference?

      Fable or Fairy Tale?
      Fable or Fairy Tale?

      Do you prefer fairy tales or fables?

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      What's the difference?

      We should distinguish fables from fairy tales because fables are much simpler, with very strong educational message (moral of the story) and as such have different impact on listeners or readers.

      Fairy tales operate on symbolic levels what is great for children because children's mind is not as structured and molded as adult's. Fables are on the other hand so simple the child and the adult would probably find the same meanings from the same story.

      This is very desired when we want to teach somebody a lesson and we want to present it fast. Unfortunately such lessons are not so strong as some learned from fairy tales, so their impact is not so long-lasting.

      But good story is still a good story and who doesn't know fables like Grasshopper and Ant, Lion and Mouse and similar evergreen popular fables?

      If there is something unspoken you want to know about fables, here is the perfect time and place to let me know... Or just say hi so I can return your visit:)

      Thanks for your visit - hope you enjoyed this list of fables...

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          Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          I love fables..it tease my mind.

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          Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          I love fables..it tease my mind.

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          SaintFrantic 5 years ago

          Thank you that really nice lens

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          Kumarastylez 5 years ago

          I really do love fables thank you for sharing this with us :) i like your writing style. thumbs Up

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          SilmarwenLinwelin 5 years ago

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          Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

          Excellent lens, and I do like fables. Children are often ready to listen to stories like these, and it's easy to get a message across to them. Very nicely done.

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          elyria 5 years ago

          I love both fables and fairy tales, amazing lens and illustrations!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Absolutely beautiful presentation!

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          RebeccaE 5 years ago

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Delightful!

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          kimark421 5 years ago

          Great lens. The Jungle Book is in my top 20 books of all time.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

          @kimark421: Jungle Book is a must read!

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          Heidi Reina 5 years ago from USA

          The lessons of Aesop's Fables remain timeless, and are always a favorite of the children I read with.

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          Delia 5 years ago

          Hi, I really enjoy this lens and will have to spend more time here checking all the links...Thanks for sharing!

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          cr00059n 5 years ago

          Very interesting sources of information. Fables are miraculously labeled in modern and ancient times. Thanks for such great information.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          How interesting to see the background of these writers - nice! =)

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          kathysart 5 years ago

          Lovely lens; a beautiful presentation. I appreciate the art of course. I also appreciate all your comments on many of my lenses, they are always thoughtful and intelligent. Thank you! Angel blessed.

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          Petstrel LM 5 years ago

          A lovely presentation. I especially like the fact that you mentioned De La Fontaine, who just happens to be my favourite fabulist.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Great lens. I like that you had put in authors of fables and fairy tells from around the world.

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          fenellashorty 5 years ago

          Nice lens. Very interesting too.

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          norma-holt 5 years ago

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          Auntiekatkat 5 years ago

          beautiful lens

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          dahlia369 5 years ago

          Enjoyed my visit, as always!! :)

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          @dahlia369: Glad to hear that!

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          dc64 lm 5 years ago

          I knew of Aesop's fables and a little of de la Fontaine, but not of the others mentioned here. Thanks for introducing them to me.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

          @dc64 lm: No problem, it is my job to share some knowledge...

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          funbee lm 5 years ago

          Some really great information here! I knew of Aesop and Rudyard kiping by name.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

          @funbee lm: And there are many more interesting authors of fables! Thanks for your visit.

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          fugeecat lm 5 years ago

          Great lens! And thanks for pointing out there is a difference between fairy tales and fables.

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          Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

          I've always enjoyed fables. Fairy Tales are good bedtime reading for children, but fables are rather magical in their messages, making a point in a simple way.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Wednesday-Elf: I think both have their value, we just have to choose the right one for the right job:)

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          frances lm 4 years ago

          Interesting information. Would like more really.

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          I like your lens.

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          @anonymous: Me too:)

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          Ajeet 4 years ago

          Fables are what great childhoods are made up of.

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          Ajeet 4 years ago

          I thought that fables were fairy tales. Thanks for the clarification :)

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          Ajeet 4 years ago

          @TolovajWordsmith: I look forward to that :)

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          @TolovajWordsmith: Thanks for clearing that up :)

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          goo2eyes lm 4 years ago

          fairy tales make the children dream of something non realistic but parents should guide the kids too.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Came back to share with friends! :)

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @anonymous: Great, thanks!

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          smsr0100451 4 years ago

          Read two of your lenses. Great writing. Picture selection is awesome. Love it.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @smsr0100451: Thanks!

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          Hal Gall 4 years ago from Bloomington, IN

          Great looking lens!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @vineliner57: Thanks!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Wow! You publish great lenses! Not only is the content great but the layout is visually appealing and really draws the reader in. I'm sharing this on Pinterest.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @anonymous: Glad to hear that. Thanks, I try to do my best...

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          grusem 4 years ago

          Great lens

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Loved this lens! Thank you for sharing!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @grusem: Thanks:)

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @anonymous: Thank you for your visit!

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          Michey LM 4 years ago

          I grew up with fables, and I still love them, as they have great meaning.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Michey LM: They really stay with us, don't they?

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          sheilamarie78 4 years ago

          I love the subject matter of your lenses. I look forward to reading more!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @sheilamarie78: Thanks, I appreciate your support. Working on more...

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          CoolFool83 4 years ago

          This is quite a list. Thanks for sharing.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @CoolFool83: I am working to expand it even further:)

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          sallemange 4 years ago

          Such a great lens and a great reminder of some lovely traditions

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @sallemange: Thank you!

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          shahedashaikh 4 years ago

          A vivid collection thanks for sharing and making us remember all that childhood was.Thanks specially for visiting my lens special gifts for the guys liking it and posting a comment.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @shahedashaikh: My pleasure!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Excellent lens. Really like how you clarify literary definitions and issues. Your work is always solid and informative.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @anonymous: I am blushing...

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          Tennyhawk 4 years ago

          Terrific lens. A very enjoyable read with some very interesting questions to consider. Thanks.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Tennyhawk: Thank you:)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          This is good information, it is worth considering, I think I like them. :)

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @anonymous: I like them too!

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          dellgirl 4 years ago

          Thank you for sharing this List of most popular fables of all time, I like all of them. This is an excellent lens.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @dellgirl: :))

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Very good information. Thanks for sharing!

          visit www.yohooho.com

          and if you want, please leave comment.I really appreciate it. Thanks

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @anonymous: Great to hear that. Again the same link?

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          Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

          I think fables are a great way to teach important lessons to children.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Melissa Miotke: They really are!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I love both fairy tales and fables. Great info here, thanx.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @anonymous: Great to hear that!

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          Michael Oksa 4 years ago

          I always learn something new on your lenses. Wonderful job! :)

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Michael Oksa: Great to hear that!

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          sstock93 lm 4 years ago

          Your list of most popular fables of all time was really good. Keep up the good work!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @sstock93 lm: Thanks!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          What a lovely page you have here. Thank you.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @anonymous: Thanks:)

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          JordanWalker LM 4 years ago

          This was an awesome list!

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          GuitarTrainer 4 years ago

          The Alchemist was the first fable I read. Anyway great lens!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @JordanWalker LM: Thanks:)

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          @GuitarTrainer: Thanks:)

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          kabbalah lm 4 years ago

          Great lens. Thanks

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @kabbalah lm: Thank you!

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          Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

          I really enjoyed your list of fables. I wrote two fables that I put on lenses here. One is in the language Joel Chandler used in his Uncle Remus tales. I love the genre.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Aunt-Mollie: Thanks. I'll have to check your fable...

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          Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

          Thanks for all of these fables.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @flinnie lm: I hope you find some interesting reading:)

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          Liz Mackay 4 years ago from United Kingdom

          I have Aesop's fables on Kindle and I've heard of Uncle Remus and heard some in my childhood, but the others were new to me.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @LizMac60: I hope you'll find a lot of interesting fables!

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          ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

          I enjoyed the lens! Thank you for sharing!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @ConvenientCalendar: Great to hear that!

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          Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

          I really enjoy the pictures in old books, as a child I had quite a few books that were hand me downs and had picture that totally intrigued me as a child.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Cynthia Haltom: Yes, the memories can be really powerful...

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          Rick King 3 years ago from Charleston, SC

          I had not heard of Fables for the Frivolous before. A lot of good info in this lens about a style that is due for a rebirth!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @rking96: Thanks!

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          Socialpro54 LM 3 years ago

          lovely lens

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Socialpro54 LM: Indeed:)

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          Another Wonderful Lens! Thank You for Sharing Your Talents - Best Wishes :)

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @anonymous: Thank you!

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          othellos 3 years ago

          Excellent les. You are a Master of explaining fables, fairytales and so many other things. Very talented indeed. Thanks for sharing:=)

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @othellos: You are too kind:)

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          Bercton1 3 years ago

          Well written and talent you have display in this lens!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Bercton1: :)

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          Birthday Wishes 3 years ago from Here

          Wonderful lens!!! Thanks a lot for sharing!!!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @happy-birthday: Thanks for your visit!

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          pepys 3 years ago

          Beautiful images - they make the look of this lens very appealing.

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          Tom McHugh 3 years ago from Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA

          Great lens! I found this very thought provoking and share your interest in fables, fairy tales and folklore.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @pepys: Thank you!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Unlimited11-11: :)

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          socialcx1 3 years ago

          I really enjoyed reading this lens. Something different.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @socialcx1: I am glad to hear that!

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          vicky71 3 years ago

          My childhood returned as i was reading this lens. Lovely lens. Thanks

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @vicky71: Great to hear that!

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          SimonJay 3 years ago

          Wow so much choice most of these i haven't even heard of before so thx for sharing.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @SimonJay: Thanks for your visit and comment:)

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          clevergirlname 3 years ago

          Great lens! I love fables - they bring me back to my childhood!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @clevergirlname: Ahhh, childhood... We should never forget, right?

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          Rose Jones 3 years ago

          Amazing lens - I learned so much and was charmed by the illustrations.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Gypzeerose: Thank you very much!

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          I grew up hearing fables and fairy tales and enjoy both....you sure do put a lot of love straight from your heart to your pages and did it again with this gem!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @anonymous: Thank you very much for your kind comment.

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          tonyleather 3 years ago

          What a comprehensive and informative lens! Thank you!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @tonyleather: Thank you!

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          michaelangelo1 3 years ago

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          michaelangelo1 3 years ago

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @michaelangelo1: Thanks for the tip!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @michaelangelo1: Thank you!

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          VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

          Wow this is a great list, thank you so much. They will be useful for my kids!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @VioletteRose LM: It is meant for parents who need reading material for kids:)

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          Renee Dixon 3 years ago from Kentucky

          Loved this, a lot of things I hadn't heard of before- I think it's very important to read to children and teach them fables and fairy tales!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Zeross4: I am glad you found something useful:)

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          traveldestinations 3 years ago

          Love the old fables.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @traveldestinations: Me too:)

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          Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

          My favorite tales are those written by the Grimm brothers and Hans Christian Andersen.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Charito1962: They are among favorite ones, but there are many other treasures!

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          Sorcerers Stone 3 years ago

          You have compiled an excellent resource for me! I wish I could read ALL of it. However, I am grateful this lens is here when I get time for some reading! Internet air hug for you.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Sorcerers Stone: Thank you for your kind words!

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          Richard 2 years ago from Hampshire - England

          I never knew some of these existed, so I have lots to read up on now - thanks :)

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          Richard 2 years ago from Hampshire - England

          I never even knew some of these existed until now! Thanks :)

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 2 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Richard1988: I hope this list helped:)

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 2 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Richard1988: My pleasure!

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          Faye Rutledge 2 years ago from Concord VA

          When I was a kid (many years ago) we had a great big book, full of fables. Loved to read it. :)

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 2 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Faye Rutledge: Thanks for you comment!

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