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How to Fool a Cat: Japanese Folktales for Children

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  4 reviews
“Charming and captivating, these authentic and little-known Japanese folktales are told clearly and simply, making them easily accessible to young listeners at home or in the classroom. Thoughtful comments and notes from the two tellers provide clear tips for successful telling, along with a very useful glossary. If you tell stories to children, this is a must-purchase boo ...more
Paperback, 145 pages
Published August 1st 2015 by Parkhurst Brothers Publishers Inc
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Lisa
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I adored this book and really all the books I've read by Fran Stallings and Hiroko Fujita. I love reading stories that I could use in my job as a storyteller and para librarian! I can't wait to look up some of the videos of games in the back of the book to understand them better. How amazing is that stories not only live for all ages but in spite of language barriers. I love how participatory these stories are as well. In a world in which you can click on the next thing when bored, participation ...more
Sean Buvala
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very nice collection of folktales and tellings that will be new to most U.S or western audiences and tellers. Feel like a cross between a bit of teaching and a bit of sharing. You'll like the active nature of these stories, the bits of Japanese throughout, and the freshness of these stories.
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Fran (Frances) Oguss Stallings PhD’70
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Thirty-nine delightful tales for children from traditional folk teller Hiroko Fujita, edited and adapted by Fran Stallings with background notes, storytelling instructions, and games. Fujita and Stallings have told these stories in 22 states and Japan, winning the International StoryBridge award. Most of these tales have never appeared in English print before.

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Not many cat stories :(
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