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By Yei Theodora Ozaki

This compilation of twenty-one favourite fairy stories introduces the wealthy international of jap fable, an international of ghouls, goblins, and ogres; sea serpents and sea kings; kindly animals and magic birds; demons and dragons; princes and princesses. In "My Lord Bag of Rice" goldfish dancers and carp musicians satisfaction the courageous warrior Hidesato; in "The replicate of Matsuyama" a lonely daughter endures her destiny with the aid of a "shining disc" given via her departed mom; "The Jellyfish and the Monkey" explains how that sea creature misplaced its bones; and the hero of "Momotaro," a story established to each baby in Japan, is born from a peach that washes up on a riverbank. Settings and characters range from story to story however the influence of every tale during this quantity is the same—to delivery the reader, younger or previous, to mysterious beaches, magical kingdoms, and legendary lands. The eastern Fairy Book is a wondrous advent to Japan's wealthy myth tradition.

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