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"Eagerly Urashima Taro climbed on the turtle’s back. Down, down, down they went into the blue-green water."

Longing for a happiness found only in his dreams, Urashima Taro plunges into the mysteries of the sea in this classic Japanese folktale. The young fisherman soon encounters the Dragon King’s castle, where the mystical Sea Princess promises him an eternity of youthful

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Hardcover, 67 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Island Heritage Publishing (first published 1973)
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Tasmiah Rahman
A story that made the 9/10 year old me experience true grief;for the first time.Going through the tear-stained page over and over had given me the notion to change the ending of the story-all by myself.

"Few days later,the princess sent a turtle to check on Urashima.Finding him dead by the sea,princess pleaded to her father to bring him back to life.The Dragon King liked Urashima a lot so he cast a powerful spell to save Urashima.After that,Princess and Urashima lived happily ever after."-I had w
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Rune Woodman
Nov 27, 2012 Rune Woodman rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that was my very own. It was a gift from my cousin on my 7th birthday. I'd always had hand-me-down books until then.

That morning I sat on my mother's bed, surrounded by brothers, sisters, other family members and pets, and read the story for the first time.

I turned from one exuberant page to the next, finding each picture more enchanting and beautiful than the last. Everyone in the room, the bed and the entire house were left behind as the story took me to Taro's village
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Beth Hermes
Jan 29, 2010 Beth Hermes rated it liked it
The illustrations were vibrant and really made the story come to life. The message in the story was a "reminder to men everywhere of Urashima Taro, who left the life of the real world to seek the treasure of happiness in the sea."

Although I enjoyed this story I did not really understand the meaning.
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