Yoshiko Uchida's second volume of Japanese folk tales retold maintains the lively straightforwardness of the first, The...

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THE MAGIC LISTENING CAP

Yoshiko Uchida's second volume of Japanese folk tales retold maintains the lively straightforwardness of the first, The Dancing Kettle (1949). There are fourteen tales in all and a sampling of their themes illustrates a universality that will make them appeal to children everywhere. In ""The Magic Listening Cap"" a poor man is endowed with the power to understand animals and thus is enabled to save a life and earn a secure future; ""The Fox and the Bear"" adds Oriental spice to a familiar dish; through his faith in Buddha, another poor man becomes rich in ""The Wrestling Match of the Two Buddhas"", and so on.

Pub Date: Feb. 1, 1954

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Publisher: Harcourt, Brace

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1954