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The Moon Princess
     

The Moon Princess

by Ralph F. McCarthy
 

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An old bamboo cutter finds a tiny child in the hollow of a bamboo stalk. Thus begins the beloved story of the Moon Princess, whose unearthly beauty brings her fame and would-be husbands from throughout the land, but whose destiny shines far off in the sky. The delicate color and detail of Kancho Oda's illustrations, painted over half a century ago, create a mood of

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An old bamboo cutter finds a tiny child in the hollow of a bamboo stalk. Thus begins the beloved story of the Moon Princess, whose unearthly beauty brings her fame and would-be husbands from throughout the land, but whose destiny shines far off in the sky. The delicate color and detail of Kancho Oda's illustrations, painted over half a century ago, create a mood of charm and mystery, admirably accompanied by the lilting verse of writer, translator, and lyricist Ralph F. McCarthy.

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"Exquisite color and movement."-Booklist

"A feast for the eyes, and a great introduction to Japanese folk tales." -The Daily Yomiuri

"Simple yet absorbing tale. These strong, recommended children's classics will please kids who love lively and unpredictable plots." -Children's Bookwatch

"Brimming with the familiar and great themes of loyalty, courage and generosity." -Asahi Evening News

"Sumptuous illustrations" -School Library Journal

"Would make an excellent gift for any child, in Japan and abroad." -Tokyo Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568365275
Publisher:
Kodansha USA Publishing
Publication date:
05/31/2013
Series:
Kodansha Children's Bilingual Classics Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

RALPH F. McCARTHY is a writer, lyricist, and translator from Michigan and California. Among his translations are another collection of stories by Osamu Dazai, Self Portraits, and 69 by Ryu Murakami.

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