Japanese Fairy Tales
First published in 1908, this is a book of “beautiful legends and fairy tales of Japan” that were collected, translated and retold by the author, Yei Theodora Ozaki, who states: “…in telling them I have also found that they were still unknown to the vast majority, and this has encouraged me to write them for the children of the West.” In part, the project was the result of a suggestion made by her friend Andrew Lang, another collector of fairy stories, who printed his stories in the many Colored Fairy Books.
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October 28, 2013
This is an excellent collection of stories read by people who are clearly good at storytelling! Honestly I would not recommend these for children (there is a lot of violence) but the themes of jealousy, greed, and revenge are universal. Dark and funny at times, these stories are ones you might find yourself listening to over and over again.
Vivienne Da Silva
December 28, 2011
Great stories read by different narrators, male and female. Most of them are alright.The best Narrator is Scott Robbins, who does all the voices. Very entertaining and culturally interesting. :)