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The Boy Who Drew Cats and Other Japanese Fairy Tales
by Lafcadio Hearn and Yuko Green


Overview - A talking tea kettle, a monstrous goblin-spider that lives in a haunted temple, miniature soldiers that plague a lazy young bride, and other fanciful creatures abound in this captivating collection of eleven Japanese fairy tales.
Youngsters are transported to an exotic, faraway world of samurai warriors, rice fields, humble cottages, and a magical spring in five tales excellently translated and adapted by noted writer and linguist Lafcadio Hearn: -The Fountain of Youth, - -Chin-Chin Kobakama, - -The Goblin-Spider, - -The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumplings, - and the title story.
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Overview
A talking tea kettle, a monstrous goblin-spider that lives in a haunted temple, miniature soldiers that plague a lazy young bride, and other fanciful creatures abound in this captivating collection of eleven Japanese fairy tales.
Youngsters are transported to an exotic, faraway world of samurai warriors, rice fields, humble cottages, and a magical spring in five tales excellently translated and adapted by noted writer and linguist Lafcadio Hearn: -The Fountain of Youth, - -Chin-Chin Kobakama, - -The Goblin-Spider, - -The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumplings, - and the title story. Six additional stories -- in versions by Grace James, Basil Hall Chamberlain, and other authorities on Japanese folklore -- include -The Tea-Kettle, - -The Wooden Bowl, - -My Lord Bag-o'-Rice, - -The Hare of Inaba, - -The Silly Jelly-Fish, - and -The Matsuyama Mirror.-

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486403489
  • ISBN-10: 0486403483
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: February 2012
  • Page Count: 64
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 8.23 x 5.15 x 0.18 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.13 pounds

Series: Dover Children's Thrift Classics

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