Tales from the bamboo grove by Yoko Kawashima Watkins

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Published by Bradbury Press, Maxwell Macmillan Canada, Maxwell Macmillan International in New York, Toronto, New York .

Written in English

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  • Japan.

Subjects:

  • Folklore -- Japan.

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A collection of Japanese folk tales recalled from the author"s childhood.

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Book details

Statementby Yoko Kawashima Watkins ; illustrations by Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng.
ContributionsTseng, Jean, ill., Tseng, Mou-Sien, ill.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ8.1.W336 Tal 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination49 p. ;
Number of Pages49
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1557490M
ISBN 100027925250
LC Control Number91038218
OCLC/WorldCa24694883

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