The Boy Who Drew Cats and Other Japanese Fairy Tales

The Boy Who Drew Cats and Other Japanese Fairy Tales

by Lafcadio Hearn, Francis A. Davis


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A talking tea kettle, a monstrous goblin-spider that lives in a haunted temple, miniature soldiers that plague a lazy young bride, and other fanciful creatures abound in this captivating collection of eleven Japanese fairy tales.
Youngsters are transported to an exotic, faraway world of samurai warriors, rice fields, humble cottages, and a magical spring in five tales excellently translated and adapted by noted writer and linguist Lafcadio Hearn: "The Fountain of Youth," "Chin-Chin Kobakama," "The Goblin-Spider," "The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumplings," and the title story. Six additional stories — in versions by Grace James, Basil Hall Chamberlain, and other authorities on Japanese folklore — include "The Tea-Kettle," "The Wooden Bowl," "My Lord Bag-o'-Rice," "The Hare of Inaba," "The Silly Jelly-Fish," and "The Matsuyama Mirror."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486403489
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 02/29/2012
Series: Dover Children's Thrift Classics Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,171,979
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Chin-Chin Kobakama
The Goblin-Spider
The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumplings
The Boy Who Drew Cats
The Silly Jelly-Fish
The Fountain of Youth
The Hare of Inaba
My Lord Bag-o'-Rice
The Wooden Bowl
The Tea-Kettle
The Matsuyama Mirror

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My sisters, brother and I grew up with this book and I am thrilled that it is still available! I cannot imagine a more charming and engaging book of stories whose lessons grow as the child does. I know that I never tired of it through countless readings.