Orpheus and his Lute

When Orpheus loses his wife Eurydice to a snakebite, he ventures into Hades to try to win her back.

Pygmalion and the Statue

Master sculptor Pygmalion falls in love with the statue of a woman he is carving.

The Blind Men and the Elephant

Six blind men meet an elephant for the first time and try to discover what the animal is like by touching it.

William Tell and the Apple

Legendary Swiss hero William Tell is forced by a tyrant to shoot an apple off the top of his son's head.

Androclus and the Lion

Androclus, a runaway slave, befriends a lion with a thorn in its paw.

The Fox and the Stork

The Fox, though in general more inclined to roguery than wit, had once a strong inclination to play the wag with his neighbour the Stork. He accordingly invited her to dinner...

The Valiant Tailor

A tailor kills seven flies in one blow, and his reputation for valor leads him into adventure.

An Essay Upon Fable

Preface: Bewick’s Select Fables of Aesop and Others Fable is the method of conveying truth under the form of...

Who is Aesop?

Aesop, according to the best accounts, was a native of Phrygia, a province of the Lesser Asia, and born in the city Cotiæum. He was a person of a remarkable genius, and extraordinary character; for though he was born a slave, by the assistance of his genius and virtue, he procured his own emancipation.

The Travels of Tom Thumb

There lived a tailor who had only one son, and he was extremely small, not any larger than your thumb, and so was called Tom Thumb.


S. E. Schlosser
Editor of and, S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press. She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author.
The Spooky Series by S.E. Schlosser