THE SHINING PRINCESS AND OTHER JAPANESE LEGENDS by Erie--Adapt. Quayle

THE SHINING PRINCESS AND OTHER JAPANESE LEGENDS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Nicely retold from secondary sources, ten traditional tales--including such well-known stories as ""The Tongue-cut Sparrow"" and ""Momotaro--the Peach Warrior""; two tenderly evocative Cinderella variants (""The Matsuyama Mirror"" and ""The Wooden Bowl""); and a trickster tale (""The White Hare and the Crocodiles"") with an unusal denouement. While Quayle's western filter is sometimes apparent, these lively, well-intentioned retellings are appealing and do deliver the flavor of the originating culture. The excellent illustrations, in both full color and b&w pen and ink, provide a pleasant setting. Good for large comparative folk-tale collections, reading aloud, and storytelling.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1989
Page count: 111pp
Publisher: Arcade--dist. by Little Brown