1959 "First edition, 1959" stated on copyright page; illustrated by Yoshio Hayashi; Charles E. Tuttle Company publishers, Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, Japan; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; no dust jacket.
With this multicultural children's book, your whole family can experience the wonder and excitement that Japan's classic tales bring to story time or bedtime reading.
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 stories collected in this Japanese book for children have been lovingly retold just for today's readers. Vibrantly illustrated in full color and packed with thrilling adventures, funny discoveries, and valuable lessons, they're sure to become story time favorites — and serve as an introduction to Japan and its culture.
Included are some of Japan's best-loved stories:
The Fairy Crane
The Dragon's Tears
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
Readers of any age will find much to love and return to time & again in Urashima Taro & Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories.These traditional tales, although entertaining, provide kids with an inclusive introduction to Japan and its culture, and is the answer to anyone searching for entertaining Japanese books for children to add to their home library.