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Collection and guide to fables and fairy tales.

The fables and the fairy tales were born in remote ages and have been handed down, by word of mouth, from generation to generation and from place to place: in them we can find traces of very old traditions, belief and rites. There is neither time nor age for the pleasure of listening to or reading fables and fairy tales: it is sufficient to indulge in the fanciful narration which offers you emotion and amusement, together with the richness of important meanings.

Illustrazione della favola: Il lupo e l'agnello

How is the fable narrative style characterized? Where and when did it spread around? We find here below the information necessary to organize this kind of tales... [continue]

The term comes from the Latin fabula, the verb fari, meaning to speak, in order to stress the oral tradition of any fanciful narrative: legend, myth, tale and fable.
The fable has folk origins; before it became a literary genre, the fable has been a means of oral tradition for the transmission of everyday principles and values among the most different primitive cultures... [continue]

The fables: how "to use" the web site completley dedicated to the fables.

You wil find on LeFiabe.org your guide and collection of fables for children. You can read the fables for children, download them online on your computer, draw and print them, play or just consult the study sections about the origins and the evolution of fables.

It follows a short description of that you will find in the main sections and thematic areas of the web site.

Fable collection.

Libro delle favole

Determinant fable authors in the history and the evolution of the world of fables.

Directory of some fable authors that you will find in this web site:

  • Aesop
  • Fedro
  • Jean de La Fontane
  • Gianni Rodari
  • Trilussa
  • Lev Tolstoj
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Jean Pierre Claris De Florian
  • Luciano Folgore

Fable collections for children

The next titles (history and storys) are just some of the fables that you will find surfing "the guide to the fables" - LeFavole.org.

  • L'usignolo e lo sparviero
  • L' asino vestito della pelle del leone e la volpe
  • Il cervo alla fonte
  • La volpe e il caprone
  • Il leone, l'asino e la volpe
  • Il leone e l'asino che andavano a caccia insieme
  • Il vento e il sole
  • I topi campagnoli e il gatto appeso
  • Il lupo e il cane: libertà e servitù
  • La pecora e la cornacchia
  • Il lupo e l'agnello
  • La volpe e il corvo
  • La vacca, la capretta, la pecora, e il leone
  • La volpe e il mascherone da tragedia
  • La cicala e la formica

... and many other fables.

For an aware consultation of "the Fables"

The resources and the sections of the web site:

* The fable - The moral

  • In the fables we find the moral: why? What does it want to teach us? Let's try to find out (trace-track) this important aspect in the structure of the Fable through the following introduction.

* The ancient fable

  • Which elements form the ancient Fable? Which Authors have reached us? Two examples of ancient Fable in Aesop and Phaedrus.
  • AESOP'S FABLES: Here below you find some fables by the Greek writer, Aesop, with some exercises which are an invitation(request) to analysis and study in depth.
  • PHAEDRUS' FABLES: Here below you find some fables by the Latin writer, Phaedrus, with some exercises which are an invitation to analysis and study in depth.

* Modern fables - More fables

  • In this section we have some other significant fables as a confirmation of the features of this genre and of the way they foster an easy and pleasant reading. Together with La Fontaine, we find some more recent authors: Lev Tolstoj, Horacio Quiroga, Alberto Moravia who, as the classical authors, let the animals speak and act as human beings.

* The fable - history

  • In this section we shortly go through the history of fable, from its origins to our days.

* Fable games for children, for kids

  • Fables for children and games for children, in this section the instruments to think, reflect and to understand the meaning one of fables. Didactic games with strongly educational context for infancy and school age. Let's play with the fables.

* The apologue

Let's see how the Apologue is characterized and the luck of this different kind of Fable.


We can approach the fables through different levels of reading; in fact, they lay themselves open to simpler interpretations, for children, who can depict them in their mind (imagine them) and so create original thoughts and ideas which are also new to their social experience,

Fable and fairy tale.

It is necessary to distinguish between fable and fairy tale, even if the border between the two is so unclear that the two words are sometimes improperly swapped.

The fairy tale is in prose, it usually has as its main character a man, in whose events good and evil spirits, devils, witches, fairies, etc., interfere; it has a more complex narrative development; a more fanciful character; it has not necessarily a pedagogical and moral aim; it has folk origins, and a development by oral tradition, even if, especially during the Romanticism, men of letters turned to the world of fairy tales either to collect them or to invent them from the beginning.
The fairy tales, the aim of which was just to amuse, often speak of fantastic and unreal things.
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ONLINE SOME FAIRY TALES, fairy tales for children, the classics of fairy tales, other resources and link.

Scrivi la tua favola e pubblicala on line

fiabe e favole per bambini VISIBILITY' to YOUR FABLES AND YOUR STORYS.

Publish your fables on-linens:

In this web site we give space to creativity and fantasy, so, if you are appassioned about fables, if you are an autor of fables or stories, we will publish your work, and let it know to over 200 people, friends, who visit us every day. Give life to your characters: you can send us salso drawings, illustrations and what ever more refered to your fable or the world of fables generally.

To use this srvice:
you have just to send your work to the e-mail address
>>> info@lefavole.org
which will be read from our direction and when thought adapted, it will be published on-line in a few days.

This publication service is completley free, there is no quantitative restriction for publication of more fables or drawings from the same person.
If tou wish further informazioni or have some questions, write us at info@lefiabe.com.

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