Monday, July 7, 2014
Japanese Children's Stories
When I was a child, we had a number of books in our house that were collections of children's stories from different parts of the world. My favorite was Japanese Children's Favorite Stories. I read the stories over and over - and like all folktales from no matter the region, they were about goblins and animals and strange people learning the values of kindness. The characters ate delicious foods and traveled to far away places. Everything about the stories and pictures was magical to me. Along with this book, we also had two other books of Japanese Children's stories: Kintaro's Adventures and Urashima Taro.