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Aesop's Fables

A fable is a story with a moral, or lesson, at the end. Aesop, a Greek author in the 6th century B.C.E., is perhaps the most famous fabulist, or fable writer. His charming stories teach children and adults important lessons about kindness, wisdom, and living with each other. This Reading Set includes some of Aesop's most beloved fables.

Reading Set: 6 Passages

The Princess and the Pea

by Hans Christian Andersen from Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales, Second Series

Can a princess really feel a pea under a mountain of...

391 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Fact and Opinion, Figurative Language, Summary, and Theme

The Story of the Three Bears

by L. Leslie Brooke from The Golden Goose Book

“The Three Bears” is a classic fairy tale that has b...

1,190 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary, and Theme

The Sleeping Beauty

by Watty Piper from Children's Hour with Red Riding Hood and Other Stories

There are many versions of the classic fairy tale, “...

372 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Context Clues and Summary

Little Red Riding-hood

by Florence Holbrook from Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades

One of the most popular fairy tales of all time is “...

1,130 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Summary and Theme

The Story of the Three Little Pigs

by Joseph Jacobs from English Fairy Tales

Perhaps one of the most famous fairy tales of all ti...

974 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Story Elements, and Summary

Jack After the Beanstalk

What happened after Jack climbed the famous beanstalk and got his fortune? This story is a follow-up of the classic fairy tale ...

631 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Story Elements, Summary, and Theme

Samantha and Tricky

Samantha and her cat, Tricky, are playing in the yard when a blinding light gives them the ability to understand each other. Th...

482 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Summary and Theme

Cali Loses a Tooth

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Young Cali isn’t quite ready for her first tooth to ...

593 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Story Elements and Summary

Thumbelina Meets the King of the Flowers

"Thumbelina" is a story about a tiny girl and was originally written by Hans Christian Andersen. This passage retells the part ...

537 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language and Summary