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Aesop's Fables Classic Copywork Ebook Review by Courtney Larson

Michelle Morrow
Homeschooling Downunder
27 Russell Street,
Cardiff. NSW, Australia, 2285
02 49547016

Aesop's Fables Classic Copywork is a downloadable black-and-white e-book that provides copywork from Aesop's Fables; it is recommended for ages 9-10. Homeschooling Downunder has four books available in their copywork series, and Aesop's Fables Classic Copywork is the fourth book in the series. Each of the books is available in italics print, italics cursive, manuscript print, and manuscript cursive. I received the manuscript print version to review.

This book contains 37 of Aesop's fables for copywork. The fables use older style words, such as "thee" and "thus," and each fable is a few sentences long. The book has a blank set of lines in between each line on the page so that the student is able to copy the words directly below the model.

Aesop's Fables Classic Copywork is a fairly basic copywork book. There are a few minor typographical errors (missing period at the end of a sentence, for example), and I noticed at least one word that was spelled the British way instead of the American way ("traveller instead of "traveler"). I hope the books are proofread again and the errors are fixed. However, the layout of Aesop's Fables Classic Copywork is simple, and it gets the job done. It's an economical choice since you can print multiple copies (using only black ink) for your family. So even with the errors, it's worth taking a look at these copywork books.

Product review by Courtney Larson, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, December 2010