Once Upon a Time in Japan
Translated by Roger Pulvers & Juliet Winters Carpenter
Illustrated by various artists
120 pages – ages 7+
Published by Tuttle Publishing on November 3, 2015
Synopsis- If you like cultural fairytales, then this is the book for you! With eight well-known fables from Japan, you actually learn of the essence of the small country through the actions of humans, personalities of animals, and the mysteries of magic.
What I Thought- I really like the layout of this book. It is really a beautiful book. The fact that there are different illustrators for each story is awesome, as they make each story even more unique. I like the variety of the tales selected. It makes it an enjoyable read. While the book is a bit long for reading at one time, you can just read one of the folktales. The organization of this book is done very well. It is really cool that there is a free audio CD with the book. That makes it perfect for car rides.
I give this book five out of five bookworms.