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Japanese Fairy Tales
The Black Forest is not the only place where fairies beguile and animals take human shape-the shadows of Mount Fuji boast their own impressive catalogue of accounts of the weird and the wonderful. From cautionary tales to ghostly visions, the fairy stories of Japan are characterized not only by the customary amount of fantasy but also by a welcome dose of mischievous fun. ...more
Hardcover, 60 pages
Published 1936 by The Peter Pauper Press
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The tales themselves are typical of folktales, many told elsewhere in a variety of sources. This edition is special and collectible for the illustrations: delightful little stylized 3-color prints done by Ruth McCrea especially for this edition.
Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (in Greek: Πατρίκιος Λευκάδιος Χερν, aka Koizumi Yakumo, in Japanese: 小泉八雲) was born in the island of Lefkas (aka Lefkada), Greece. He was a son of an army doctor Charles Hearn from Ireland and a Greek woman Rosa Cassimati (in Greek: Ρόζα Αντωνίου Κασιμάτη). After making remarkable works in America as a journalist, he went to Japan in 1890 as a journey report writer of a mag ...moreMore about Lafcadio Hearn...