The illustrated stories include online lesson plans with grammar, phonics, theatre exercises, improvisations, dialogues, word games, vocabulary, crosswords, songs, tongue twisters and art projects. You can find them by clicking on the images in the  Stories page. 

It is best to start with the Sample Lesson to understand the structure. 

The individual lessons focus on the English language but the structure, and theatre exercises, can be adapted to any story, subject, age group or language level.

The down-to-earth wisdom of his morals is ageless. We are never too old to be reminded to beware of flattery, greed and complacency.
Illustrated stories in verse
Level One
Level Two
Level Three
Level Four

Aesop, born in the 7th c BC, mostly used animals in his stories so as not to offend his audience. They were borrowed from local lore to make his social statements, and to depict the foibles of human nature.

In Chapter Two the stories are assembled in dialogue format, for a performance or as a tool to improve reading skills. At AlphaInkEditions.Info you will find samples of each story.

Instead of ages, the books are classified according to reading levels and understanding of the English language. 
For a preview click on the covers 
Level 1

Traffic Lights
Level 4

En Français
En vers
Illustrated story in verse

Mr. Brown, a pampered teddy bear, goes through some difficult moments after Hurricane Katrina destroys his home. 

During the terrible months buried in the mud he is helped by Miss Rose, a wise, if not eccentric worm.

The experiences that follow will enrich his life.


12 pages
​Level four - 25 pages
Sury, a cockatiel, escapes from his cage to find the Kingdom of the Birds. In his quest he encounters mentors to encourage him, and forms unusual friendships. He also meets some seedy characters, like Madame Lafolle who lures him into a gilded cage.

Forty-six pages

​60 pages

​46 pages
For animations scroll to the bottom of the page.
Twelve stories adapted from Aesop's Fables
The greedy owner of a large mango tree will not share the overflow of mangos with her neighbours.

In the second chapter is a script for a performance. 



20 pages
He can't understand why he is willing to go through all the trouble, all the hardship, when he's not even certain the Kingdom exists. When he finds it, he understands what his father's friend Greybird was trying to tell him... 

Click on the cover for sample
Zaine couldn't understand why his mother treated him so badly when he does the same things as his brothers and sisters. 

An old dog tells him it's because his feathers are yellow whereas his sibling's feathers were red. The dog and two cats help him leave the island on a boat, and he ends up on another island where the priests make people believe he's a god...

The book is translated into four languages, one language on the right page, one on the left page..
In English, French, Spanish, Italian

​Level four - 14 pages per language

Click on the cover for sample
Stories for young adults, children and ESL with online lesson plans