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Japanese Fairy Tales

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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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Soulmuser
Mar 24, 2017 Soulmuser rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic, fiction, asia, fantasy
These books by Pauper Press are a gem. I loved these tales.
Say Lee
Dec 22, 2014 Say Lee rated it liked it
Stumbled upon this little gem at a local second-hand book store.
Lovely and whimsical stories with alluring Japanese illustrations.
I especially loved the one with the old lady and her missing dumpling.
Richard
Dec 29, 2015 Richard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Kimberly
Dec 24, 2011 Kimberly rated it liked it
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A lovely book with charming short fairy tales and beautiful artwork.
Heather
Very dated adaptations, but very cute illustrations.
Pratul
Jun 02, 2017 Pratul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
strangest fairy tales ever.
Nancy
Nov 08, 2011 Nancy rated it liked it
seemed unusual tales and messages to me fun, old fashioned
Kristen
Jun 27, 2016 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some of these stories were creepy. My favorite was the one about the boy who drew cats.
Anna Bear
Jul 03, 2016 Anna Bear rated it liked it
Loved the artwork in this! The fairy tales are strange, though I have a feeling it's a cultural difference, and I enjoyed reading them although each tale ends abruptly.
Liana Ashley
neat illustrations.
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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 ...more
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