The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai

by Maude Barrows Dutton


Description:  Thirty-four animal fables ably retold from the Panchatantra of India. Originally written in Sanskrit, tradition attributes the fables to Bidpai, an Indian sage, who, as legend has it, wrote them to instruct the king in moral wisdom. The king was delighted with the gentle wisdom and humor of the fables, which continue to be enjoyed by children to this day. Attractive black and white illustrations complement the text.


Additional information:

Ages:  7-10
Length:  84 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2008
ISBN:  978-1-59915-249-3
Genres:  Literature, Fables

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Table of Contents

1. The Tortoise and the Geese
2. The Fox, the Hen, and the Drum 
3. The Carpenter and the Ape 
4. The Poor Man and the Flask of Oil 
5. The Rich Man and the Bundle of Wood 
6. The Scorpion and the Tortoise 
7. The Partridge and the Crow 
8. The Hunter, the Fox, and the Leopard 
9. The Youth, the Hawk, and the Raven 
10. The Bleacher, the Crane, and the Hawk 
11. The Gardener and the Bear 
12. The Hen and the Falcon 
13. The Three Fish 
14. The Frog, the Crab, and the Serpent 
15. The Tyrant Who Became a Just Ruler 
16. The Apes, the Glow-Worm, and the Popinjay 
17. The Fox and the Piece of Meat 

18. The Blind Man and the Snake
19. The Farmer, the Sheep, and the Robbers 
20. The Sparrows and the Snake 
21. The Ape and the Boar 
22. The Rustic and the Nightingale 
23. The Partridge and the Hawk 
24. The King, the Falcon, and the Drinking-Cup 
25. The Hare, the Fox, and the Wolf 
26. The Merchant and His Iron 
27. The Lean Cat and the Fat Cat 
28. The King, the Hermit, and the Two Princes 
29. The Two Travelers 
30. The Lion and the Hare 
31. The Crane and the Crab 
32. The Ass, the Lion, and the Folk 
33. The Crow, the Jackal, the Wolf, and the Camel 
34. The Camel Driver and the Adder

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