The Moon Princess (Kodansha's Children's Bilingual Classics #1) (Hardcover)

The Moon Princess (Kodansha's Children's Bilingual Classics #1) By Ralph F. McCarthy, Kancho Oda (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ralph F. McCarthy, Kancho Oda (Illustrator)
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An old bamboo cutter finds a tiny child in the hollow of a bamboo stalk. Thus begins the beloved story of the Moon Princess, whose unearthly beauty brings her fame and would-be husbands from throughout the land, but whose destiny shines far off in the sky. The delicate color and detail of Kancho Oda's illustrations, painted over half a century ago, create a mood of charm and mystery, admirably accompanied by the lilting verse of writer, translator, and lyricist Ralph F. McCarthy.

About the Author

RALPH F. McCARTHY is a writer, lyricist, and translator from Michigan and California. Among his translations are another collection of stories by Osamu Dazai, Self Portraits, and 69 by Ryu Murakami.

Praise For…

"Exquisite color and movement."—Booklist

"A feast for the eyes, and a great introduction to Japanese folk tales." —The Daily Yomiuri

"Simple yet absorbing tale. These strong, recommended children’s classics will please kids who love lively and unpredictable plots." —Children’s Bookwatch

"Brimming with the familiar and great themes of loyalty, courage and generosity." —Asahi Evening News

"Sumptuous illustrations" —School Library Journal

"Would make an excellent gift for any child, in Japan and abroad." —Tokyo Today

Product Details
ISBN: 9781568365275
ISBN-10: 1568365276
Publisher: Kodansha International
Publication Date: June 7th, 2013
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Kodansha's Children's Bilingual Classics