Aesop's Fables or the collection of fables assembled as Aesopica refers to
various collections of moralized fables credited to Aesop. "Aesop's
Fables" refers to a collection of brief fables, usually involving personified
animals. The Fox and the Grapes (from which the idiom "sour grapes" is
derived), The Tortoise and the Hare, The North Wind and the Sun and The Shepherd
Boy and the Wolf (also known as The Boy Who Cried Wolf),The Wolf in Sheep's
Clothing, are known world-wide.
French poet Jean
de La Fontaine adapted many of the fables.
Russian writers Leo
Tolstoy and Ivan
Krylov wrote free adaptations of some of his fables.
~ excerpt from Aesop