Once Upon a Time in Japan: (Downloadable Audio)

Once Upon a Time in Japan: (Downloadable Audio)

by Japan Broadcasting Corporation NHK (Author), Roger Pulvers (Translator), Juliet Carpenter (Translator)
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When wily animals, everyday people and magical beings come together in a collection of Japanese fairytales and stories, wonderful things are bound to happen!

Each story is brilliantly illustrated by a talented Japanese artist. The tales recounted here are among Japan's oldest and most beloved stories. Entertaining and filled with subtle folk wisdom, these retold stories have been shared countless times in Japanese homes and schools for generations. Like good stories from every time and place, they never grow old. Kids (and their parents!) will enjoy hearing these stories read aloud on the downloadable audio.

The fairytales and classic stories 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

Book details

Publication date
September 29, 2015
Publisher
Page count
120
ISBN
9781462917266
Paper ISBN
9784805313596