February 2018 Children's and Young Adult Berkeley Books

Kintaro's Adventures : and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories Florence Sakade, illustrated by Yoshio Hayashi

Kintaro's Adventures : and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories
Florence Sakade, illustrated by Yoshio Hayashi


Hardback | Feb 2018 | Tuttle Publishing | 9780804850568 | 48pp | 229x229mm | Stocked item (plenty) | GEN | AUD$14.99

This delightfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture.

Welcome to a fantastic world populated by singing turtles, boys who wrestle wolves, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan. Drawn from Japanese folklore passed down from generation to generation, the six enchanting stories collected in this volume have been lovingly retold for today's readers. Vibrantly illustrated and full of thrilling adventures, funny discoveries, and important lessons, they're sure to become story time favorites.

Included are some of Japan's best-loved stories:

  • The Rolling Rice Cakes
  • How to Fool a Cat
  • The Princess and the Herdboy
  • Saburo the Eel Catcher
  • Kintaro's Adventures
  • The Singing Turtle