Urashima Taro and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories

Urashima Taro and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories


Author: Florence Sakade | Illustrator: Yoshio Hayashi | Hardcover

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.

Included are some of Japan's best-loved stories:

  • Urashima Taro
  • The Fairy Crane
  • The Dragon's Tears
  • The Sandal-Seller
  • 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 and time again in Urashima Taro & Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories. These traditional tales provide kids with an entertaining and inclusive introduction to Japanese culture.

"The books have a generous, easy-to-handle size and the text is produced in a large font. Charmingly decorated endpapers welcome readers. All of the artwork--consisting of numerous full-page pictures and smaller detail illustrations--is in color. The delicate paintings blend traditional images with touches of gentle humor. Incorporating straightforward language and clear dialogue, the retellings are accessible to youngsters and read aloud smoothly." --School Library Journal

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing | Pub Date: April 24, 2018 | Format: Hardcover | Pages: 48 | Dimensions: 0.5" H x 9.1" L x 9.4" W | 0.95 lbs