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Manufacturer: Oxford University Press, USA
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Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780192751751
ISBN: 0192751751
Label: Oxford University Press, USA
Manufacturer: Oxford University Press, USA
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 158
Publication Date: 2002-04-04
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Studio: Oxford University Press, USA

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Editorial Reviews:

Full of magic and wonder, these are tales of wicked giants and fairy children, beautiful princesses and fearless warriors. This extraordinary collection of stories from Japan are lively retellings of legends and fairy tales that include the great story of the creation of the world and the tale of a magical coat that makes people invisible. Meet the Sea Spirit, the Moon God, the Emperor Kiyomori, Dragon Princess and many other magical characters. Here, too, are folktales of woodcutters and fisherman who enter strange, enchanted worlds. This delightful mix of stories joyfully evokes the beauty and culture of Japan: its people, its animals, and its landscape. (Reissue of Japanese Tales and Legends, 0-19-274140-3)


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Summary: Easy read
Comment: This book is REALLY short and a real easy read. I think it's meant for kids. However, if you like tales and legends, this is a nice addition. It has all the major Japanese tales like Izanagi and Izanami (their "Adam and Eve" I suppose). All the Japanese names are left in there rather than an anglicized version. They even left in cultural references like "mochi." This whole Oxford tale series would be nice to have in a single volume rather than a single 100 pg book. However, it's decent, but you'll be able to finish it in an hour or 2.

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Summary: Perfect Gift
Comment: This is a perfect gift for someone that is into the culture of Japan. This book was bought for my sister (who studies Japanese culture)and she loved it. I'm happy that I bought it!!!


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