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Tales from the Bamboo Grove

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A collection of Japanese folk tales recalled from the author's childhood.
Hardcover, 49 pages
Published August 1st 1992 by Bradbury Press
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Kristine Hansen
Apr 01, 2014 Kristine Hansen rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids, fairy-tale
What made this collection really special was the stories behind the stories - in the preface. If you skipped it you missed how the author's parents used these stories to instruct, to entertain, to inform. Be sure to read that carefully before beginning, as it makes this book that much more meaningful. Loved it!
Juliette
May 31, 2009 Juliette rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
A small but lovely collection of fables from Japan. Given my Japanese background I was pleasantly surprised that I had not heard any of these stories before. The following stories are included
Dragon Princess, Tatsuko - A beautiful girl finds out how beautiful she is and is willing to give up everything just to stay beautiful forever.
The Fox Wife - A story about a poor farmer who is rewarded for his kindness.
Why is the Seawater Salty? - Two brothers, one selfish, the other kind. The selfish one i
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Jack
Jul 06, 2015 Jack rated it liked it
Recommended to Jack by: Laura
A number of Japanese folktales the Yoko heard and loved as a child.
The stories need personal reflection to understand the meaning in the Japanese cultural context.
SooMin Kang
Oct 06, 2011 SooMin Kang rated it liked it
Although I read the second and last book by Yoko Kawashima Watckins, I didn't really get the point of this. This story was about little stories that Yoko believed in. I personally think that this book doesn't need to be read but the other books in the series were very good.
Taylor
Feb 18, 2011 Taylor rated it liked it
Our boring teacher read it to us so I zoned out and doodled.
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Yoko Kawashima Watkins was born in Japan in 1933. Her family lived in Manchuria, a region in northern china where her father was stationed as a Japanese government official. This region of China had been under Japanese control since 1931. The family later moved to Nanam in northern Korea, where her father was overseeing Japanese political interests. Japan had taken control of Korea in 1910. Althou ...more
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