By : Roger Pulvers & Juliet Carpenter(Translators)
Publisher :Tuttle Publishing; Hardcover with jacket and disc edition (November , 2015)
A feast for young imaginative minds!!.A delightful picture book to posses.The book consists of eight stories brought to us from ancient Japan by the NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation based on it's popular radio series Once Upon a Time in Japan. The tales retold here are among Japan's oldest and most beloved stories.And Japanese stories always reflect a deep sense of tradition.
These folk tales being Asian,delivers a different theme from those well known western fairy tales.Story plots and illustrations are unique and captivating, renders space for readers and listeners to think..
Folktales in this collection include:
- The Wife Who Never Eats—the story of a man who learns the hard way the evils of stinginess.
- The Mill of the Sea—the story of how a greedy man was responsible for the saltiness of sea water.
- The Monkey and the Crab—the crabs teach a tricky monkey a lesson in fairness and honesty.
- The Magical Hood—an act of kindness reaps great rewards.
- Sleepyhead Taro and the Children—a story about what can be accomplished at the right time, and with the right help and the right spirit.
- The Fox and the Otter—how a fox pays the price of deceit and selfishness.
- The Gratitude of the Crane—a story about the rewards of kindness and the danger of curiosity.
- The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter—a girl who starts life very tiny turns out to be big in many ways.