Adventures for Readers: Book One.
Nieman, Egbert W
A junior high textbook. The last division ( Myths and Fables ) includes a section on fables with subsections on Aesop, verse, and Thurber with good material in each. The watercolors by John Wallner on BC, TMCM, and BW are surprisingly good. There is good pedagogical material on allusions and proverbs. This book provides a good example of what is done with Aesop today.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich