Foxes, storks and thirsty crows: they're all gathered here in a collection of eight of Aesop's best-loved tales. You may know the story of the tortoise and the hare, but have you heard the one about the lion and the mouse? Aesop's Fables is in Series Two of Usborne Young Reading books, which combine good stories with easy reading text. Developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Senior Lecturer at the University of Surry Roehampton, Series Two is for readers who are growing in confidence.Series Two titles are for children who are reading more confidently, and are 64 pages (2000-2500 words) in length. They use varied sentence lenghts, more complex sentences structure and more challenging vocabulary.Most Series Two books contain a single narrative divided into chapters. Subjects include classic tales and myths, mystery stories and non-fiction.