I know it’s hard to find a good Spanish book to read for beginners. You know how to read, but you can’t understand the Spanish words in print. It’s frustrating to bridge that gap. The fables are an excellent option for a beginning reading book in Spanish. They are simple and short stories perfect for beginning Spanish learners.
What are fables in Spanish?
The Spanish fables are short stories with a moral message. The Spanish word for one fable is “la fabúla”. Similarly, “las fabúlas” is the Spanish word for more than one fable, usually in a collection. Here are more words to describe fables in Spanish:
— la fabúla — the fable (noun – feminine, singular)
— las fabúlas — the fables (noun – feminine, plural)
— la moralaje — the moral (noun- feminine, single)
— las fabúlas en español — the Spanish fables
— las fabúlas de esopo — Aesop’s fables
Simple Spanish Stories – Fables
Most importantly, the fables are easiest short stories to read for beginning Spanish learners. They are written in simple Spanish. All are jam packed with basic vocabulary and simple sentence structures. Also, the length of each story is ideal for a beginner.
Features of the fables
- Stories told in simple Spanish
- An entire story in 2-3 short paragraphs
- Full plot, characters and setting
- Problem and solution
- Sentence giving the moral of the story at the end
Spanish Fables for Beginners
Every fable is a short story with a message. The main characters are different animals who think, talk and make decisions. At the end, the message or moral of the story is summed up in one sentence. They are a great source for new vocabulary and example sentences.
Aesop’s Fables in Spanish
Most well known, Aesop fables were originally oral stories passed down over centuries. Later, they were recorded into every language and printed into books in every language. They are simple stories and truly ethical guides.
The text is very clear and focused. One fable is on each page. The last sentence, the moral of the story is in large print which makes it a great source for copy work. No illustrations.
Spanish Fables for Children
Famous Spanish Fables
Equally, if not more important, many Spanish authors wrote their own fables. Here are a couple Spanish fable options:
Spanish Fables for Adults
My favorite book of fables
The selection of fables is amazing. The collection has the work of more than 28 classic authors. Famous writers — Bello, Campoamor, Hartzenbusch, Lope de Vega, Samaniego, and other notable authors through recent history. The word choice is exquisite and rich, as well as the graphics and illustrations.
La fabúla a traves del tiempo
Where can I find fables online or free?
At the moment, a World Cat search will tell you where you can find any book online in your local libraries. Also, project Gutenberg many free ebooks, including Fairy Tales from Spain by J Escomez. Do a search on either one and see what you find.