Stories from Plato and Other Classic Writers

by Mary E. Burt

Description:  Twenty-seven stories adapted for young children from selections of works of classic writers of the ancient world. The stories were chosen by the author for their inspirational value, either 'because they contained fine moral points, or else because they were poetic statements of natural phenomena which might enhance the study of natural science.' Writers represented in the collection include Plato, Homer, Hesiod, Aristophanes, Pliny, and Ovid.

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Ages:  6-9
Length:  122 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2009
ISBN:  978-1-59915-309-4
Genres:  Literature, Fiction

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Table of Contents

1. A Dream That Came True

2. The Goodness That Is Within

3. For the Little Boy Who Will Not Say “Please”

4. The Gift of the Muses

5. Why the Quarrelsome Men Were Locked Out

6. Memory and Her Beautiful Daughters

7. A Cloud and a Fountain

8. The Gift of Poesy

9. The Pocket of Good and Bad Deeds

10. A Butterfly Story

11. The Mountain That Loved a White Wave

12. The Old Man Who Lived at the Bottom of the Sea

13. What Happened When the Sun Forgot To Behave Well

14. A Tale with Two Heroes

15. How a Little Hero Conquered a Large One

16. An Old Story from Tadpole-Land

17. A Story of the Setting Sun

18. Why the Swan Loves the Water

19. How Coronis Became a Crow

20. The Evil That Came of Not Loving Nature

21. Rocks, Waves, and Sunshine

22. Do unto Trees as You Would Have Them Do unto You

23. The Cranes of Ibycus

24. The Piper Who Pipes on Seven Reeds

25. What Plato Said about the Sphere

26. Atlantis, the Lost Island

27. Prince Red Cap

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