This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents
Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories--providing insight into a
vibrant literary culture.
For 60 years, generations of English-speaking children around the world have been enchanted by Japanese Children's Favorite Stories--and
for good reason. With such titles as "The Toothpick Warriors" and "The
Rabbit Who Crossed the Sea," these 20 stories offer age-old lessons in
kindness and goodness that are still riveting to children and parents
alike. This 60th Anniversary Tuttle edition is proof that good stories
never wear out.
In this treasure trove of much-beloved Japanese
children's stories, you'll meet charming characters drawn from folklore
and passed down for generations. These tales about playful goblins with
long noses, walking statues, and a delightful hero who just happens to
be one-inch tall speak of the virtues of honesty, humility and hard
work. What better way for a parent to teach than through stories that
thrill their children!
Author Florence Sakade, a pioneer of
English-language publishing in Japan, has compiled so many enchanting
stories, readers will have a difficult time deciding which is their
favorite. The sparking illustrations by Yoshisuke Kurosaki are a visual
treat that readers of all ages will enjoy! His original and stylized
watercolors bring to life the fascinating tales of fairy cranes, eel
catchers, and singing turtles, among many others. These Japanese stories
shine on every page and are sure to captivate your family as they have