THE MAGIC PURSE by Yoshiko Uchida

THE MAGIC PURSE

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Age Range: 6 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

 A Japanese folktale about a poor young farmer who promises a mysterious girl that he will deliver a message to her parents in the fearsome Red Swamp, from which no man returns alive. In return, she gives him a small red purse that magically refills itself with gold coins. Lifelong prosperity is the reward for the humble soul's deeds of compassion and bravery, related in a classically simple fairy-tale style and illustrated with lovely, misty watercolors, emphasizing the story's magic and mystery. Narahashi's art, recalling traditional brush painting, is alive with dramatic blacks, soft blues, and glowing sunset colors. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1993
ISBN: 0-689-50559-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: McElderry
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1993




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