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Armed with a needle for a sword, Issunboshi, the one-inch boy, becomes bodyguard to the Prime Minister's beautiful daughter, Miyuki. On the day she asks him to journey to the Shrine of Ise, where she will pray for a husband, his heart shatters for he is in love. How can the one-inch warrior of this classic Japanese folktale prove his worth to the lovely princess? To this ...more
Hardcover, 68 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Island Heritage
(first published August 1st 1981)
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I really enjoyed this story. It had great vibrant pictures. I also liked that at the end of the book there was "An introduction to things Japanese" which included both a picture and an explination. This is a nice tool for children to use in order to become more familiar with Japanese culture.