Japanese Children's Favorite Stories

Japanese Children's Favorite Stories

Book - 2003
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Playful goblins with long noses, magic tea kettles and a delightfully brave hero who just happens to be one inch tall-these are some of the wonderful characters you'll meet in this collection of the 20 best-loved Japanese children's stories. Drawn from folklore and passed down for generations, these classic tales speak of the virtues of hard work, humility, kindness and good humor-"Once upon a time . . ." has never sounded so inviting.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of one of our all-time best-selling titles. With a new foreword, each story has been lovingly revised and reset, and all the sparkling illustrations appear in color for the very first time. With so many enchanting stories to choose from, young readers will have a delightful time deciding which is their very favorite.

This classic book has had 51 reprints and sold over 175,000 copies since it was first released in 1953. Other titles in our growing series of Asian Children's Favorite Stories include Favorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories and Filipino Children's Favorite Stories.
Publisher: Boston, MA : Tuttle, 2003
ISBN: 9780804834490
Branch Call Number: 398.20952 JAP 2003
Characteristics: 109 p. : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Sakade, Florence
Kurosaki, Yoshisuke


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Aug 13, 2018

Great collection of classic Japanese fairy tales. Illustrations are also well done. I was surprised how often elements of these stories popped up in Japanese movies and animes.

Fantastic read. I enjoyed this book and easily recommend it both for children and adults.

X_andor_Who Mar 20, 2014

Japanese Children's Favorite Stories: I think it, the book, tells of some interesting tales; perhaps some these tales seem like they could qualify to be or be of verisimilitude nature to that of Aesop fables. I wanted to have a better basis of core concept of where Japanese base core concept mindset might be...and I wanted to see if this anthology of simple like stories might be of some service to me. The stories seem simple and are relatively short as in comparison to the obviously abundant in length, modern novels...many of these stories and their corresponding pages purely represent simplicity and virtue that all of us children of this unknown and vast world should personally have and personally-piously possess. Rating: 4.4/5.0 -Xandor Who

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