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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents several Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories--providing insight into a rich oral culture. Welcome to a fantastic world populated by magical teakettles, long-nosed goblins, brave warriors, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan. Drawn from Japanese folklore that has been passed down from generation to generation, the nine enchanting stories collected in this volume have been lovingly retold just for today's readers. Vibrantly illustrated and full of thrilling adventures, funny discoveries and important lessons, they're sure to become story time favorites. Included are some of Japan's best-loving children stories: Peach Boy The Magic Teakettle Monkey-Dance and Sparrow-Dance The Long-Nosed Goblins The Rabbit in the Moon The Rabbit in the Moon The Tongue-Cut Sparrow Sill Saburo The Toothpick Warriors The Sticky-Sticky Pine

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Book Details

ISBN: 9784805309964
ISBN-10: 4805309962
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 229mm x 13mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Tuttle Shokai Inc
Publisher: Tuttle Shokai Inc
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: Japan

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Author Biography - Florence Sakade

Florence Sakade was an experienced editor and author of numerous books about Japan, including Tuttle Publishing's Urashima Taro and Other Japanese Children's Stories, Little One-Inch and Other Japanese Children's Stories, and Kintaro's Adventures and Other Japanese Children's Stories. IllustratorYoshisuke Kurosaki was one of Japan's most noted illustrators of children's books. He also illustrated Little One-Inch and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories.

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