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The cat who went to heaven

by:Coatsworth, Elizabeth, 1893-1986

In ancient Japan a struggling artist is angered when his housekeeper brings home a tiny white cat he can barely afford to feed.

Editions:102  Date:1464 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Folklore, Folk tales, Folk tales, History


The funny little woman

by:Mosel, Arlene

While chasing a rice dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the means of becoming the richest woman in Japan.

Editions:48  Date:1972 - 2020  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Folklore, Folklore, Juvenile works, Fairy tales, Fairy tales



by: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.

Editions:8  Date:2009 - 2011  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Folklore, Picture books, Literature, Folklore


Mysterious tales of Japan

by:Martin, Rafe, 1946-

A collection of traditional Japanese tales.

Editions:2  Date:1996  Genre(s):Fairy tales, Fairy tales


The sea of gold : and other tales from Japan

by:Uchida, Yoshiko

A stupid fisherman is repaid for his kindness to the fish by receiving a pail full of gold, the terrible black snake takes his revenge, and the mountain god repays Koichi for three good deeds.

Editions:13  Date:1965 - 1988


The shining princess and other Japanese legends

by:Quayle, Eric

Ten legends from Japan.

Editions:9  Date:1982 - 1989  Genre(s):Folklore


Legends of Japan

by:Naito, Hiroshi, 1925-

Twenty-two tales drawn from two Japanese masterpieces, the Konjaku Monogatari and the Tsurezure Gusa, by Kenko Yoshida, of the Heian and Kamakura periods.

Editions:16  Date:1972 - 2012


Under the cherry blossom tree : an old Japanese tale

by:Say, Allen

A cherry tree growing from the top of the wicked landlord's head is the beginning of his misfortunes and a better life for the poor villagers.

Editions:5  Date:1974 - 2005  Genre(s):Folk tales, Folklore, Folk tales


Ancient tales and folklore of Japan

by:Gordon Smith, Richard, 1858-1918

Editions:42  Date:1906 - 2017

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by:Waite, Michael P., 1960-

A young man is saved from death three times by the keen senses of his faithful hunting dog. Based on an old Japanese tale.

Editions:5  Date:1996 - 1997  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works


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