This colorfully illustrated multicultural children’s book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. In sixteen entertaining stories, you’ll meet a delicate princess, a flying farmer, and a dragon along with many other characters who will thrill, charm, and delight your children. Each story contains a shushin, or moral that will teach your child about respecting and helping others. Through imaginative, enchanting tales, More Japanese Children’s Favorite Stories brings all the flavor and wonder of Japan to a new generation of English-speaking readers. This 60th Anniversary Tuttle edition is proof that good stories never wear out. Florence Sakade, a pioneer of English-language publishing in Japan, has compiled so many enchanting stories that readers will have a difficult time deciding which is their favorite. The lively illustrations by Yoshio Hayashi are a visual treat that readers of all ages will enjoy! His dazzling watercolors bring to life the fascinating tales of magic mortar, rolling rice cakes, and red elves, among many others. They paint a wonderful portrait of the Japanese countryside, with its steep mountains and verdant hills. This treasure trove of Japanese stories shines on every page and is sure to captivate your family as it has so many others over the years.