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    The crane wife

    Bodkin, Odds.

    A retelling of the traditional Japanese tale about a poor sail maker who gains a beautiful but mysterious wife skilled at weaving magical sails.

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    EDM

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    JAP

    Japanese fairy tales

    A collection of twenty-two Japanese fairy tales, telling stories of ghouls, goblins, sea serpents, magic birds, dragons, princes, and princesses.

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    KAJ

    Tsunami!

    Kajikawa, Kimiko.

    A wealthy man in a Japanese village, who everyone calls Ojiisan, which means grandfather, sets fire to his rice fields to warn the innocent people of an approaching tsunami.

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    KIM

    Three samurai cats : a story from Japan

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    An adaptation of a Japanese folktale in which a feudal lord seeks a samurai cat to rid his castle of a savage rat, but soon discovers that violence is not always the best way to accomplish things.

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    LEV

    The boy who drew cats : a Japanese folktale

    Levine, Arthur A., 1962-

    An artistic young boy's love for drawing cats gets him into trouble and leads him to a mysterious experience. Based on a Japanese legend.

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    MAC

    The boy from the dragon palace : a folktale from Japan

    MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940-

    A magical boy grants a poor flower-seller's every wish until the greedy and ungrateful man grows tired of the boy's unpleasant behavior and sends him away.

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    PAT

    The tale of the mandarin ducks

    Paterson, Katherine.

    A pair of mandarin ducks, separated by a cruel lord who wishes to possess the drake for his colorful beauty, reward a compassionate couple who risk their lives to reunite the ducks.

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    RIC

    On Cat Mountain

    Richard, Fran¬ćoise, 1951-

    A young girl goes on a long and difficult journey in search of the cat that had been her friend and when she returns with treasure, her harsh mistress makes the same journey with very different results.

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    The samurai's daughter : a Japanese legend

    San Souci, Robert D.

    A Japanese folk tale about the brave daughter of a samurai warrior and her journey to be reunited with her exiled father.

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    SIE

    Tasty baby belly buttons

    Sierra, Judy.

    Urikohime, a girl born from a melon, battles the monstrous onis, who steal babies to eat their tasty belly buttons.

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    HAM

    Screen of frogs : an old tale

    Hamanaka, Sheila.

    A spoiled rich man in Japan discovers a respect for nature in time to turn his life around.

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    ATA

    The yellow jar : two tales from Japanese tradition

    Atangan, Patrick.

    Presents comic-book style adaptations of two traditional Japanese stories, one about a simple fisherman who must save the woman he loves from a demon warrior; and the other about a monk's discovery of two woman-like weeds in his carefully tended garden.

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    Yoshi the lantern maker (Japan) folktales from foreign lands

    Yoshi, a humble lantern maker, becomes a prince, the sun, a cloud, and a rock with the help of a mountain spirit before learning that he is most content when he is simply himself--a craftsman who makes beautiful lanterns.

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    Dawn

    Bang, Molly.

    In this adaptation of "The Crane Wife," a shipbuilder marries a mysterious woman who makes him promise never to look at her while she weaves.

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    Bamboo hats and a rice cake : a tale adapted from Japanese folklore

    Tompert, Ann.

    Wishing to have good fortune in the new year, an old man tries to trade his wife's kimono for rice cakes. Characters from the Japanese alphabet are incorporated into the text.

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