Library of Congress Releases “Aesop For Children”, A Free Interactive eBook App For iOS
Although LC has releases two other iOS apps (see below) this is their first ebook app release.
Version 1.0 of the app is accessible here. It’s a free download.
From the iTunes App Store:
The Aesop for Children interactive book is designed to be enjoyed by readers of any age. The book contains over 140 classic fables, accompanied by beautiful illustrations and interactive animations.
“Aesop’s Fables”—also called “the Aesopica”—are a collection of stories designed to teach moral lessons credited to Aesop, a Greek slave and story-teller thought to have lived between 620 and 560 BCE.
Aesop’s fables are some of the most well known in the world and have been translated in multiple languages and become popular in dozens of cultures through the course of five centuries. They have been told and retold in a variety of media, from oral tradition to written storybooks to stage, film and animated cartoon versions—even in architecture.
The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. Younger scholars will be able to trace the origin of aphorisms such as “sour grapes” and “a bird in the hand.”
This interactive ebook is presented by the Library of Congress, adapted from the book “The Aesop for Children: with Pictures by Milo Winter,” published by Rand, McNally & Co in 1919. This work is considered to be in the public domain in the United States.
Download the App (via iTunes App Store)
Other iOS Apps From LC include the Congressional Record and the Library of Congress Virtual Tour
We learned of the release via 148apps.com, one of several new/updated app release resources we monitor.
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