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eBook Japanese Children's Favorite Stories Book One ePub

by Yoshisuke Kurosaki,Florence Sakade

  • ISBN: 0804834490
  • Category: Geography and Cultures
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Yoshisuke Kurosaki,Florence Sakade
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; 3rd edition (August 15, 2003)
  • Pages: 112
  • ePub book: 1676 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1668 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 685

Description

Yoshisuke Kurosaki (1905-1984) studied at the Kawabata Painting school and illustrated children's books from around 1927 until his death

Yoshisuke Kurosaki (1905-1984) studied at the Kawabata Painting school and illustrated children's books from around 1927 until his death. His work has helped define the style of Japanese children's book illustration in the 20th century.

Compiled by Florence Sakade. Illustrated by Yosbisuke Kurosaki. Tokyo, Rutland, Vermont, Singapore. And it's no wonder why. In these magical stories, good is rewarded and evil punished, statues come to life to repay a kindness, and, with a little self-confidence, even a boy who's only one inch tall can become a great hero.

Thanks to Florence Sakade and Yoshisuke Kurosaki.

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories-providing insight into . This classic book has had 51 reprints and sold over 175,000 copies since it was first released in 1953.

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories-providing insight into a rich literary culture. Playful goblins with long noses, magic tea kettles and a delightfully brave hero who just happens to be one-inch tall-these are some of the wonderful characters you'll meet in this collection of the 20 best-loved Japanese children's stories  .

Florence Sakade, Yoshisuke Kurosaki, Yoshio Hayashi.

With sparkling illustrations on almost every page and the promise that goodwill and kindness will always carry the day, readers are sure to find much to love in these stories. Florence Sakade, Yoshisuke Kurosaki, Yoshio Hayashi.

The sparking illustrations by Yoshisuke Kurosaki are a visual treat that readers of all ages will enjoy!

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories-providing . Yoshisuke Kurosaki (1905-1984) studied at the Kawabata Painting school and illustrated children's books from around 1927 until his death

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories-providing insight into a rich literary culture. Yoshisuke Kurosaki (1905-1984) studied at the Kawabata Painting school and illustrated children's books from around 1927 until his death. ▲. "This is a fun book of traditional Japanese tales.

Author: Sakade, Florence. Japanese Children's Favourite Stories. Binding: PAP. Publication Date: 2014-04-07. Country of Publication.

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

Playful goblins with long noses, magic tea kettles and a delightfully brave hero who just happens to be one inch tall-these are some of the wonderful characters you'll meet in this collection of the 20 best-loved Japanese children's stories. Drawn from folklore and passed down for generations, these classic tales speak of the virtues of hard work, humility, kindness and good humor-"Once upon a time . . ." has never sounded so inviting. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of one of our all-time best-selling titles. With a new foreword, each story has been lovingly revised and reset, and all the sparkling illustrations appear in color for the very first time. With so many enchanting stories to choose from, young readers will have a delightful time deciding which is their very favorite.This classic book has had 51 reprints and sold over 175,000 copies since it was first released in 1953. Other titles in our growing series of Asian Children's Favorite Stories include Favorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories and Filipino Children's Favorite Stories.

Comments

Dangerous Dangerous
Good sampling of Japanese folk tales, but:

1) some stories have disturbing/weird details that I omitted for my 5-year-old daughter. Old woman cutting off a sparrow’s tongue?.. A bunny rabbit who wants to jump into the caldron to boil itself alive as a present to a guest? A puppy being killed by a neighbor, and a gift tree growing over its corpse? As they say “it’s unclear what they audience is”. Don’t get me wrong: I like spooky and macabre stuff myself, but I was planning to read this to a little kid. Having said that, this happens only in a few stories. Most of the rest are fine.

2) the drawings are not really good and not really made in an East Asian style. They are mostly in “7th grader learns to draw” style, which can be endearing in and of itself, but not necessarily in this literary setting.

3) some of the names were clearly mistranslated. I don’t know Japanese, but it was obvious that some names which were supposed to be poetic were clunky in translation.

Overall, it’s a nice book though. My daughter liked it, when I augmented some of the stories and omitted some of the creepier ones.
Redfury Redfury
Being half Japanese, these stories remind me of my mom ... Just be aware that the Japanese like to teach their children lessons and some of the stories do not have the “happily ever after” endings we are used to in the United States. I purchased 2 of these that I gave to adults in Japan studying English. They had familiar stories written in English and they loved it. Sweet illustrations also.
Shou Shou
This is a book from my childhood. I was so
pleased that they had this available. You'll enjoy
it if you like tales of Japanese folklore. The Rabbit
in the Moon is a good example. I grew up
believing in this tale and to this day, still look for
the Rabbit in in the Moon!
Yannara Yannara
Stories from my childhood. I couldn't believe I found this book almost exactly as mine from 50 years ago. Given as a gift and the recipient loved it.
blac wolf blac wolf
One of my wife's favorite books as a child it has brought back great memories through a series of teaching stories.
Faebei Faebei
A wonderful collection of enchanting stories for young children, 3-7 years old. We have read from it since my boy was 3 years old - it is one of the very few books that have kept with him for a long period (he is now 5.5). I figure that he will be able to read the stories himself pretty soon, making this volume one of a handful of books that can be read to him and by him.
The stories are imaginative, full of fantasy, culturally different yet appealing to "standard" elements of the children's minds. The plots are interesting to the children, who quickly learn them by heart and ask for specific stories night after night. The drawings are marvelous. The fact that there are multiple, independent stories, makes it easy to customize the lenght of the day's reading as needed.
Of the many books that my boy has this is definitely one of the best, from his point of view as well as from mine. The wonderful illustrations, evocative of some of Miyazaki's magnificent animated movies, only add to the attraction of this exceptional book.
Nicanagy Nicanagy
Aaaah, great book...brings back memories of all the Japanese fables I read as a child. Bought this for my granddaughter. She loves it. The book has colorful pictures and great stories. Not a board book, so keep them away from unsupervised prying little hands.
This book is very special to me as it was a dear part of my childhood growing up in a Japanese American household in the early 1960s. When I was about three years old, one of my "uncles" gave this book to me with a pink hardcover and it has stayed dear to my heart since. I was quite delighted to see it still in print and being offered here on Amazon. What's even more amazing, is that from what I can tell by the image previews for this newest edition, the illustrations are the very same ones as my forty-some-odd year old book. This collection of stories would be similar to a Japanese Grimm's Fairy Tales and were also part of my father's childhood in 1920s Japan. Overall, they are quite simple and to the point and have a cuteness typical of Japanese stories. In recent years, my ex-girlfriend had enjoyed listening to me tell her these stories at bedtime even from my 40 year memory. I'm sure I've mangled some of them and combined them into a hybrid monkey, ogre, old man, cookie tale. I've been meaning to find my original copy, but now I know I can relive my childhood with a fresh new copy.