|Kotaro Chiba, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||168 / 2019|
There is a world of enchanting fairy tales and folklore beyond the familiar stories of Andersen, Perrault, and the Brothers Grimm. Likely to be unfamiliar and unforgettable, the tales in these treasuries for readers 8 to adult reflect the various cultures where they originated. Each story is set with a full-page color illustration, and the books feature embossed color covers, printed endpapers, and ribbon markers.
From a goblin with no body to a resourceful samurai, and from the spirit of the moon to a dragon king, these 15 traditional Japanese folktales are filled with adventure and enchantment. Drawn from the works of folklorists Lafcadio Hearn and Yei Theodora Ozaki, these exhilarating and poetic stories include "Yuki-Onna," "The Mirror of Matsuyama," "The Farmer and the Badger," "A Dead Secret," "The Dream of Akinosuké," and "The Jellyfish and the Monkey."