Fable Definition – What’s the best definition for the fable fiction genre? Books in the fable genre are made up of stories told through animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects, and/or forces of nature that have been give human traits, such as verbal communications (anthropomorphized). The stories in the fable genre impart some kind of moral lesson or useful truth to the reader that’s easier to take from the less human characters.

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fable definition book coverFable Definition – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the fable fiction genre.

1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

2. Animal Farm by George Orwell

3. The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

4. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

5. The Tortoise & the Hare by Jerry Pinkney

6. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

7. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

8. Lousy Rotten Stinkin’ Grapes by Margie Palatini

9. Aesop’s Fables by Aesop

10. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

11. Fables by Arnold Lobel

12. Watership Down by Richard Adams

13. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

14. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

15. The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

16. Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham

17. Once a Mouse… by Marcia Brown

18. Mouse & Lion by Rand Burkert

19. Squids Will be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables by Jon Scieszka

20. The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop

21. Tortoise and the Hare: An Aesop Fable by Janet Stevens

22. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

23. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

24. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

25. The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse by Helen Ward

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Fable Definition – Related Book Genres

* Fairy Tale Definition

* Folktale Definition

* Parody Definition

* Picture Book Genre

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