Tales from Japan

Tales from Japan

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by Helen and William McAlpine
     
 

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Full of magic and wonder, these are tales of wicked giants and fairy children, beautiful princesses and fearless warriors. This extraordinary collection of stories from Japan are lively retellings of legends and fairy tales that include the great story of the creation of the world and the tale of a magical coat that makes people invisible. Meet the Sea Spirit, the

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Full of magic and wonder, these are tales of wicked giants and fairy children, beautiful princesses and fearless warriors. This extraordinary collection of stories from Japan are lively retellings of legends and fairy tales that include the great story of the creation of the world and the tale of a magical coat that makes people invisible. Meet the Sea Spirit, the Moon God, the Emperor Kiyomori, Dragon Princess and many other magical characters. Here, too, are folktales of woodcutters and fisherman who enter strange, enchanted worlds. This delightful mix of stories joyfully evokes the beauty and culture of Japan: its people, its animals, and its landscape. (Reissue of Japanese Tales and Legends, 0-19-274140-3)

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"Introduces readers to a variety of myths, legends, and folktales."—Calliope

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ISBN-13:
9780192751751
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Oxford Myths and Legends Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
158
Sales rank:
538,395
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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