Jean de La Fontaine was born on July 8, 1621, in Calan at Château-Thierry in France. He was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most-famous and most-read poets of the seventeenth century. He has written the most interesting Fables in the world, creating a model for future Fables. These Fables are high-order lyric poetry, which is actually why they are translated in many languages across the world. La Fontaine died on April 13, 1695, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France.
His writings fall under three traditional categories:
1. Fables 2. Tales 3. Miscellaneous works Aside from his Fables, his tales are also famous among the readers, but the third category is forgotten with a few exceptions.
His Fables apart from being interesting for reading also have a moral value, teaching children about the good and the bad things.
This book is a collection of a number of his Fables, eighteen in total, translated from French to English, with the intention to introduce the English-speaking children with La Fontaine as best as possible.