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Once upon a Web site, there was a group of students who liked storytelling and computer graphics. They lived happily in a village called www.umass.edu/aesop The village was also home to the wise storyteller Aesop, who told tales about greed, trust and kindness. Thus, "The Tortoise and the Hare" raced each other into the virtual world. These creative students loved Aesop's stories, and they designed new versions side-by-side with the old. And everyone rejoiced, for there were stories for all ages. The moral of the story: Classic fables never go out of style. They just get restyled in the computer age.
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Join the Grimm brothers for a journey through the landscape of 17th-century Germany and for stories that are sure to let your imagination run wild. The enchanted forests of Europe await you at www.nationalgeographic.com/grimm This colorful multimedia experience includes 12 tales based on a 1914 translation. Enjoy a chest full of great characters, from Hansel and Grethel to the fabled Frog King. Check out the precursor to Little Red Riding Hood in "Little Red-Cap." You can also follow Little Snow-White as she tries to save herself from the wrath of the evil Queen. And don't miss the tale of the captive Rapunzel and her beautiful long hair. Several stories also include audio, such as "Cinderella," "The Seven Ravens" and the "Bremen Town-Musicians." And if you're looking for a bit of a scare, "The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids" is sure to do the trick. The Grimm brothers' stories are full of laughs, surprises and enchantment for everyone.
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Finding your way around the library isn't always as easy as it looks. Some libraries use the Library of Congress system to categorize books. Other libraries use the Dewey Decimal system. You'll find Dewey alive and well at the "Do We" Really Know Dewey Web site. Hit the books at http://library.thinkquest.org/5002 and prepare to meet Melvil Dewey, the mastermind behind this book classification system that organizes books into 10 categories. You'll also learn about Dewey's other accomplishments, including the founding of the American Library Association and the opening of the first library school at Columbia University. Tracking down books has never been this much fun or educational. Do the Dewey!
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Get out your cape and sword and fly into a different kind of adventure with Harry Potter. Look into the secret crystal (your computer monitor) and recite the charm that will transport you to www.scholastic.com/harrypotter/home.asp Begin the journey by leafing through the magical books. Are you new to Harry Potter? This is the place to find out what happens in each book and get up-to-date on Harry's latest feats. Think you already know everything about Harry Potter? Then get in on the action with the Fun and Games: You'll need your vast knowledge to help Harry get through each year at Hogwarts school. Once you've conquered the games, go meet Harry's amazing creator, J.K. Rowling, or share your thoughts in the Reading Circle. There's even a cool screen-saver that will let you hang out with Harry on your computer all the time. Just be sure to ask your folks if Harry can stay over. Away!
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At Time for Kids, you'll find yourself up-to-date on all the latest topics. The news you can use is at www.timeforkids.com/TFK and is written just for kids. The site has top stories from around the globe, listings on favorite kids' books, and hilarious cartoons. You'll read about everything from celebrities and current events to fun activities and travel. At Kids Talk Back, you'll hear from kids like yourself all across the country, and find out what they have to say on everything from politics to video games. Best of all are the games, including the Mars Challenge and RobotLab, where you'll actually get to build your own robot! With timely news and games on science, sports and more, Time for Kids brings kids up to speed on the world around them!
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