Tales from Japan

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192751751
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Series: Oxford Myths and Legends Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 158
  • Sales rank: 702,875
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen McAlpine was born in England and studied at a dancing school in Tokyo for seven years. She had the distinction of being the first foreigner to receive the rank of "natori" in the field of classical Japanese dancing. Her husband William McAlpine was the representative of the British Council in Rangoon.

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

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    Tales from Japan

    Lovely little tales; I bought this book for a seven-year-old and -- since it's a little above her reading level, will enjoy reading the stories to her.

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  • Posted February 3, 2010

    It's amazing!

    I have read many mangas and watched many animes, and every time a refrence was made to some japanese legend or another made me want to research japanese legend. This book is amazing, it gives many japanese legends and folklore. I enjoyed it very much.

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