Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
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
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by Ryu Murakami.