February 2018 Children's and Young Adult Berkeley Books

Little One-Inch & Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories: and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories Florence Sakade, illustrated by Yoshisuke Kurosaki


Hardback | Apr 2018 | Tuttle Publishing | 9780804850599 | 48pp | 228x228mm | GEN

This delightfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories that children and parents alike will love.

Welcome to a fantastic world populated by mischievous monkeys, a dragon king, 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 ten enchanting stories collected in this volume have been lovingly retold for today's readers. Vibrantly illustrated and full of thrilling adventure, funny discoveries, and important lessons, they're sure to become story time favorites.

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

  • The Spider Weaver
  • Little One-Inch
  • The badger and the Magic Fan
  • Mr. Lucky Straw
  • Why the Jellyfish Has No Bones
  • The Old Man Who Made Trees Blossom
  • And many more!