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Title: The Ant and the Grasshopper and Other Stories
Author: Retold by David Foulds
ISBN: 0 19 597151 5
Genre: Classics, Short stories
Level: Starter
Module: Getting along with others
Cultures of the world
Home and neighbourhood
Nature and environment

A grasshopper spends the summer singing. A dog and a cock go on holiday. The North Wind shows everyone that it is rough and strong. A dove makes friends with a jackdaw. A boy looks after sheep. Deer go to live with horses. A wolf tries to change his job. A hare runs a race with a tortoise.

The stories in this book are more than a thousand years old. Some are serious. Most are funny. All make you think.

This book includes The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Dog, the Cock and the Fox, The Wind and the Sun, The Jackdaw and the Doves, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Horses and the Deer, The Ass and the Wolf and The Hare and the Tortoise.

Aesop lived in the sixth century BC. He was very clever. He told stories to teach others. Later, the stories he told were written down. They have been read and enjoyed by people all over the world.

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The Brave Little Tailor and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm, Starter
The Emperor's New Clothes and Other Stories by Hans Christian Andersen, Starter
Folk Tales from Around the World, Starter
The Monkey King, Starter
Just So Stories, Level 1


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