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A hare and tortoise bookend set is ideal for anyone with a fondness of Aesop’s tales. Aesop was a Greek fabulist who lived around 500BC. It’s uncertain whether he even existed but nevertheless, the tales ascribed to him are still popular to this day. Many of them are used for moral education in schools right around the world and most of us are familiar with at least half a dozen of his stories. The ‘hare and the tortoise’ themed bookends will thus be perfect for a literary and moral household.

The bookend set is made from a composite wood construction and is strong enough to hold a row of books of any size. The beautifully intricate and decorative characters will attract the eye and are particularly suitable for a child’s bedroom. After reading the tale about how the fast but over confident hare was beaten in a race by the slow but work-hard tortoise, a child can place the book between the character bookends and prepare for bed. The figures will also match well with existing animal themed décor.

The hare and the tortoise are just one of many tales attributed to Aesop. Others include The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Dog and its Reflection, The Lion and the Fox and The Wolf and the Lamb. It’s not just in a children’s room that this bookend set will sit well. It can also be situated in the living room or a home study. Wherever they are placed, the fabled bookends will bring color, character and interest to an interior, as well as functioning book holders.

You can buy the set from here: Two Piece Tortoise and Hare Bookend Set.

Price: $43.20