AESOP'S FABLES refers to a collection of fables credited to Aesop. Aesop's Fables has also become a blanket term for collections of brief fables, usually involving personified animals.
The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children. Many stories included in Aesop's Fables, such as The Fox and the Grapes (from which the idiom "sour grapes" was derived), The Tortoise and the Hare and The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf (also known as The Boy Who Cried Wolf), are well-known throughout the world.
NOTE: Although there is some mention of Jupiter and other mythological gods in some of the fables, the morals that are imparted speak for themselves, and are included here, so use these at your discretion.
These fables are timeless, and as most also contains a timeless moral truth, they are suitable for children of all ages.
There are a total of 284 fables in this collection. We have divided them into four separate directories for ease of navigation. Enjoy the collection.
A Note to Parents and Teachers: Each of these stories has a printable version, so that they can be read to kids, or used for homeschooling.
Choose the print icon
located at the top right of each story page, to load a print version.
- Part 1, 1-71
- Part 2, 72-142
- Part 3, 143-213
- Part 4, 214-284