A thoroughly worthwhile book, containing material new to American children, and spreading the gospel of international...

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SWORDS AND IRIS

A thoroughly worthwhile book, containing material new to American children, and spreading the gospel of international goodwill through understanding. An American child, visiting in Los Angeles, forms a friendship with the proprietor of a Japanese shop, where the doll festival displays have caught her attention. Through his sister, his grandmother and himself, she and her mother learn, bit by bit, the significance and symbolism, the stories and legends back of the customs of the doll festivals. Folk material and fairy tale interwoven, with a factual picture of a significant Japanese custom.

Pub Date: Oct. 20, 1937

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1937