Here is a small selection of some of the best known classic Aesop’s Fables illustrated versions. From Walter Crane, one of the most influential illustrators of children’s books in the 1800’s to Don Daily And Jerry Pinkney from more recent times and Milo Davis and Charles Santore in between, these are some of the most famous illustrated versions of the fables written by the Ancient Greek slave and storyteller Aesop, believed to have lived between 620 and 564 BCE.
Take your pick! Do you have a favorite classic illustrator? Or would you like to collect them all. Each one is a fresh, new take on the illustrations of these famous tales.
Fables thought to have originally come from Aesop in Ancient Greece. The illustrations come from a variety of illustrators depending upon which book you choose:
These books are written for age groups from 5 years to 9 years; however, the best understanding for fables develops around age 7 years so 5 years is a bit young to understand the meaning of a fable.