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Children's Literature: Fables


Fables have been handed down over the centuries.  They are short with no more than 2 to 3 characters, and they are usually animals.    The characters perform simple tasks that lead to a single climax.  They are moral tales, meant to entertain, they never happened, and are poetic or allegorical. 

(Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children's Literature  by Donna E. Norton)