Urashima Taro and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories

Urashima Taro and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories

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by Florence Sakade, Yoshio Hayashi
     
 

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Full of beautiful, unique illustrations this multicultural childrens book is a collection of Japanese fairy tales and folk stories.

Welcome to a fantastic world populated by lonely dragons, adventuresome boys, magical elves, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan.

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Full of beautiful, unique illustrations this multicultural childrens book is a collection of Japanese fairy tales and folk stories.

Welcome to a fantastic world populated by lonely dragons, adventuresome boys, magical elves, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan.

Drawn from folklore passed down from generation to generation, the ten enchanting Japanese children's 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-loved children's tales:

  • Urashima Taro
  • The Fairy Crane
  • The Dragon's Tears
  • The Sandal-seller
  • The Robe of Feathers
  • The Old Man with a Wen
  • The Flying Farmer
  • The Magic Mortar
  • The Biggest in the World
  • Why the Red Elf Cried


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From the Publisher
The books have a generous, easy-to-handle size and the text is produced in a large font. Charmingly decorated endpapers welcome readers. All of the artwork.—consisting of numerous full-page pictures and smaller detail illustrations.—is in color. The delicate paintings blend traditional images with touches of gentle humor. Incorporating straightforward language and clear dialogue, the retellings are accessible to youngsters and read aloud smoothly. —School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462908455
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Florence Sakade was an experienced editor and author of numerous books about Japan, including Tuttle Publishing's Peach Boy 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.

Illustrator

Yoshio Hayashi was one of Japan's most noted illustrators of children's books. He also illustrated Tuttle's Kintaro's Adventures and Other Japanese Children's Stories.

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Urashima Taro and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok