The Lion and the Bull and Other Fables
In "The Athenian and the Theban," a man from Athens and a man from Thebes discuss whether Hercules or Theseus was a greater hero. Ultimately, the Athenian out-argues the Theban and Theseus's brain is chosen over Hercules's brawn. A fable of Aesop, an ancient Greek, this story and the many others like it expose readers to Aesop's culture while communicating morals that continue to resonate today. Readers will love the succinct, simple structure of the fables and keep turning pages to discover the colorful illustrations complementing each one.