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Twenty-seven tales tailored for little ones from choices of works of vintage writers of the traditional international. The tales have been selected via the writer for his or her inspirational price, both "because they contained positive ethical issues, in any other case simply because they have been poetic statements of traditional phenomena which would improve the research of common science." Writers represented within the assortment comprise Plato, Homer, Hesiod, Aristophanes, Pliny, and Ovid. various black and white illustrations supplement the textual content. appropriate for a while 6 and up.

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