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Fairy Tales For Kids
Introduction to the Meaning of Fairy Tales to Children
Japanese Folktales for Children  - $11.99
An illustrated book with the following tales; The Yokai, The Two Frogs, Crane Feathers, The Laughing Dumpling, The Mountain Kami and the Ugly Fish, The Badger and the Snail, The Mountain Witch

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Crane Feathers
Long ago there lived an old man and old woman in a poor mountain village who were sad for they had no children. One snowy winter day the old man went into the forest to gather some firewood. He piled the wood onto his back and began to descend the mountain back to the village when suddenly he heard a plaintive cry of pain. Following the cries he found a crane which had gotten caught in a snare and was beating its wings and moaning in pain.
“Oh you poor thing, be patient and I’ll help you,” he told the bird.
Little Laughing Dumpling
There was once an old woman who laughed at everything. She was a very old woman, but she seemed young. That was because she laughed so much, for the god of laughter made all the lines in her face pleasant lines.
She laughed at rain, she laughed at drought, she laughed at poverty. She had never had a chance to laugh at wealth, for she was very, very poor. She made rice dumplings to sell, and so she was called by the people about her the "Laughing Dumpling." Her name was really Sanja.
The Yokai
Once a long time ago there was an village with an old temple which was haunted by a yokai. People were afraid to approach the temple for they could hear its steps creaking and the harsh laugh of the creature inside.
The villagers gathered in the house of the elders and began to think of how they might tame the yokai but they couldn’t think of what to do or who to send. As they pondered a medicine merchant named Tasuke came to the village. Being young and reckless he wasn’t afraid of anything. But the question was could 
Badger and the Snail
Their was a Sazaye (a sea snail with a very thick shell who can close himself off completely) who was living merrily on the ocean floor.
“How happy you must be to live in such a permanent home,” a passing fish noted. “For no one can hurt you while we fish are exposed to thousands of dangers.”
The other fish agreed and also praised the sazaye, praising his strong shell and his great home and the 
The Mountain Kami and the Ugly Fish
In ancient times there was a village of prosperous people. They were prosperous because the peasants of the village were friends with the very kami of the mountain. So he helped them to grow good crops, to drive away both pests and the evil influences. Every autumn the kami would return to the mountains and up to the peak as the villagers watched. In the spring we would come down out of the mountain and into the village where the peasants would wait. For they were never without a kami when they planted their rice and so they called him the kami of the rice fields in spring. He was a shy kami of the mountains, whose face would 

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The Girl and the Fox
There once was an old man and an old women who had a granddaughter named Segurushka. One summer’s day Segurushka went into the forest with her friends to pick berries. They walked from tree to tree, shrub to shrub gathering up the berries. After some time Segurushka fell behind and her friends called halloo, halloo but Segurushka didn’t hear them so she got lost. It became dark and her friends unable to find her returned home.
Realizing that she was along Segurushka climbed a tree and began to cry as she sang:
The Cock and the Bean
A cock was scratching one day in the earth under the wall of a cottage when he found a bean. He tried to swallow it, and choked himself. He choked himself and stretched himself out, and there he lay, and couldn't even breathe. And his mistress saw him, ran up to him, and asked: “Mr. Cock, what makes you lie there like that, so that you can't breathe?”
“I've choked myself with a bean,” he answered. “Go and ask the cow for some butter.”
And his mistress came to the cow and said: “Mrs. Cow, give me some butter! My cock is lying there...
The Goat and the Ram
Once upon a time there lived a man and his wife, and they had a goat and a ram.
And one day the man said to his wife: “Look here, let's get rid of the ram and the goat; why, they only keep eating our corn, and don't help to feed us at all!”
The Hungry Wolf
There was once a wolf, and he got very hungry, and so he went to have a look to see what he could find for dinner. After a bit he saw a ram feedingin a meadow, so he went up to him and said: “Mr. Ram, Mr. Ram, I'm going to eat you!” But the ram answered: “Who are you, I should like to know, that you mean to eat me?”
Bear and the Peasant
Once upon a time a certain peasant lost his wife, then he lost his other relations, and then he was left alone with no one to help him in his home or his fields. So he went to Bruin and said: “Look here, Bruin, let's keep house and plant our garden and sow our corn together.” And Bruin asked: “But how shall we divide it afterwards?” “How shall we divide it?” said the peasant, “Well, you take all the tops and let me have all the roots.” “All right,” answered Bruin. So they sowed some turnips, and they grew
The Cock and the Dog
One summer a certain peasant's crops failed him, and so he had no food to give to his animals, which were a cock and a dog. And the dog said to thecock: “Well, brother Peeter, I think we should get more to eat if we went and lived in the forest than here at our master's, don't you?” “That's a fact,” answered the cock, “let's be off, there's no help for it.”
Once upon a time there lived an old man and his wife. She had one daughter of her own, and he had one ofhis own. And the old woman took a dislike to her step-daughter. Whatever her own daughter did, she praised her for everything and stroked her head, but whatever her step-daughter did, she grumbled at her and scolded her for everything; it was simply dreadful.
The Bear's Paw
One day a peasant saw a bear asleep in the forest, so he crept up to him and cut off one of his hind paws with an axe. And he brought the paw home, and said to his wife: “Boil some soup from the flesh, and knit some warm gloves out of the wool.” So she took off the skin, threw the flesh into the pot to boil, and sat down to spin the wool.
The Bear and the Peasants Daughter
There was once an old man and he had three little daughters, and one day he said to them: “I am going out into the fields to plough, and you, my little daughters, bake me a loaf and bring it to me.” “But how are we to find you, daddy?” they said.
The Straw Ox
Once upon a time there lived an old man and his wife, and one day she said to him: “Make me a straw ox and smear him over with pitch.” And he asked: “What for?” And she answered: “Do what I tell you! Never mind what it's for—that's my business!” So the old man made a straw ox and smeared him over with pitch. Then his wife got ready in the early morning and drove the ox to pasture. She sat down under a tree, and began spinning flax and saying to herself: “Feed, feed, ox, on the fresh green grass.”
The Fox and the Blackbird
A fox was walking through the forest when he fell into a deep hole. And there he sat and sat, till all at once he began to feel hungry. He started looking round, but could see nothing. Then he looked up, and there he saw a blackbird in the tree above weaving its nest, and he said: “Mr. Blackbird, Mr. Blackbird, what are you doing?”
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