The Fisher Boy: A Japanese Graphic Folktale

The Fisher Boy: A Japanese Graphic Folktale

The Fisher Boy: A Japanese Graphic Folktale

The Fisher Boy: A Japanese Graphic Folktale


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A popular Japanese folktale adapted into graphic novel format for young readers. In this Japanese folktale, a fisher boy, Urashima Taro, saves the life of a magical turtle. As a reward, the turtle guides the fisher boy to an enchanted underwater palace, where a young princess awaits him. But when the boy must return home to his family, he is greeted with the surprise of his lifetime. With clever text and easy-to-follow panels, books in the Discover Graphics: Global Folktales series are perfect for graphic novel fans new and old. Other Books in This Series: The King with a Horse's Ears: An Irish Graphic Folktale The Magic Tapestry: A Chinese Graphic Folktale The Magpie's Tail: A Swedish Graphic Folktale The Sky Fox: A Peruvian Graphic Folktale The Tortoise and the Hare: A West African Graphic Folktale Turtle and the Geese: An Indian Graphic Folktale

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484689400
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 01/01/2024
Series: Discover Graphics: Global Folktales
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,054,810
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 5 - 7 Years

About the Author

Debbi Michiko Florence writes books for children in her writing studio, The Word Nest. She is an animal lover with a degree in Zoology, and has worked at a pet store, the Humane Society, a raptor rehabilitation center, and a zoo. She is the author of two chapter-book series: Jasmine Toguchi (FSG) and Dorothy & Toto (Picture Window Books). A third-generation Japanese American and a native Californian, Debbi now lives in Connecticut with her husband, a rescue dog, a bunny, and two ducks.

Sachiko moved to San Francisco from Japan in 1988 to study art. Her initial interest in art was jewelry making and then, gradually, graphic design. Later she branched out into mixed media and began creating narrative illustration. Currently, she enjoys creating whimsical and vibrant illustrations using collage and mixed media such as balsa wood, as well as with traditional techniques. Much of her work has been inspired by living and traveling in the United States and abroad. she has lived in Tokyo, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin and currently in California.


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