Tales from the Bamboo Grove

3.69 avg rating
( 29 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780027925258: Tales from the Bamboo Grove

The author of So Far from the Bamboo Grove presents a collection of stories--based on the memories of a young Japanese girl growing up in Korea prior to World War II--including ""Dragon Princess,"" ""Monkey and Crab,"" and ""The Fox Wife.""

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 4-6-- One Ainu and five Japanese tales are presented after a disarming introduction that explains the childhood circumstances under which the author first heard them. With the exception of the Ainu story, all have appeared in English, either in collections such as Uchida's The Magic Listening Cap (1987) and The Dancing Kettle (1986, both Creative Arts), or individually, e.g., Horio's The Monkey and the Crab (Heian, 1985). Yet the retellings here are somewhat different, often simpler than other versions and diverging in detail, rather like Bechstein vis-a-vis Grimm. The storytelling is stylish and compelling and provides food for thought about moral and ethical issues, but is also good fun. The black-and-white illustrations are culturally accurate and less ornate than the Tsengs' usual style. An attractive and inviting collection, this will make for resonant read-alouds. --John Philbrook, San Francisco Public Library
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

In the foreword to this eclectic selection of Japanese folktales, the author of So Far from the Bamboo Grove reminisces about her childhood in North Korea and the importance of stories in her family--as a source of reassurance for her parents, living so far from home; and as a means of instruction, a way to pass along culture. Each of the six stories has a highly personal meaning for Watkins: when she had the measles, for example, and was feeling particularly ugly, her mother cheered her up with "Dragon Princess, Tatsuko," a tale of a vain girl whose wish to be eternally beautiful was granted in an unusual way. When Watkins complained to her father about the class bully, he rallied with "Monkey and Crab," a story in which a simian trickster gets his comeuppance. The stories are neatly and gracefully told, and elegantly accented with the Tseng's simple yet sophisticated black-and-white illustrations. Ages 9-16.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Yoko Kawashima Watkins, Jean Tseng, Jean Tseng (Illustrator), Mou-Sien Tseng (Illustrator)
Published by Bradbury Press (1992)
ISBN 10: 0027925250 ISBN 13: 9780027925258
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bradbury Press, 1992. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027925250

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 56.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Watkins, Yoko Kawashima; Tseng, Jean
Published by Bradbury Press
ISBN 10: 0027925250 ISBN 13: 9780027925258
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bookish Corner Net
(Waltham, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bradbury Press. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0027925250 New Hardcover ~ Durable library style binding ~ Tight & Bright, AB61 ~ media mail delivery is free, Your orders are meticulously inspected, packed securely, and shipped fast, quick responsive customer service insures customer satisfaction, and our feedback score speaks louder than words, international and expedited shipping for most items. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1029511

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 62.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Watkins, Yoko Kawashima, Tseng, Jean
Published by Bradbury Press (1992)
ISBN 10: 0027925250 ISBN 13: 9780027925258
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bradbury Press, 1992. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110027925250

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 60.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds