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Library of Congress Brings Fables to Life

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Teaching With the Library of Congress, one of the library's blogs, announced this week that the library has released "Aesop's Fables Interactive Book" as a free app for use on iPhones, iPads, and Android platforms. The e-book is also available for desktop computers.

The e-book, which has been adapted from The Aesop for Children: With Pictures by Milo Winter (1919), is not just a digitized copy of the book—readers can interact with some of the illustrations by clicking on them to view moving animations.

The takeaway for teachers, notes the blog's author Danna Bell-Russel, an educational resource specialist at the Library of Congress, is that the e-book can help students better understand and interpret fables, which is a requirement of the Common Core State Standards.

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