Urashima and the Kingdom Beneath the Sea

Urashima and the Kingdom Beneath the Sea[Reading] ➼ Urashima and the Kingdom Beneath the Sea By Ralph F. McCarthy – Bluevapours.co.uk The brave young fisherman who visits the Kingdom Beneath the Sea in this magical legend is sometimes thought of as Japan s own Rip Van Winkle The glowing colors and exotic patterns of Shiro Kasamatsu The brave young fisherman who the Kingdom Epub à visits the Kingdom Beneath the Sea in this magical legend is sometimes thought of as Japan s own Rip Van Winkle The glowing colors and exotic patterns of Shiro Kasamatsu s illustrations originally painted half a century ago lend a uniue air of enchantment to a classic folk tale retold in lilting verse by writer translator and lyricist Ralph F McCarthyBook Details Format Hardcover Publication Date Pages Reading Level Age and Up.

RALPH F McCARTHY is a the Kingdom Epub à writer lyricist and translator from Michigan and California Among his translations are another collection of stories by Osamu Dazai Self Portraits and by Ryu Murakami.

Urashima and the Kingdom Beneath the Sea PDF ☆
  • Hardcover
  • 48 pages
  • Urashima and the Kingdom Beneath the Sea
  • Ralph F. McCarthy
  • English
  • 14 September 2016
  • 4770021003

10 thoughts on “Urashima and the Kingdom Beneath the Sea

  1. Abigail says:

    One of a number of traditional Japanese folktales presented by Kodansha as part of their Bilingual Children s Classics series other entries in the collection include The Moon Princess , The Adventure of Momotaro, the Peach Boy , Kintaro, the Nature Boy , and The Inch High Samurai this lovely little picture book follows the story of Urashima Taro, a kindhearted young fisherman who saves a sea turtle from the boys who have captured it, and is taken on a fantastic journey beneath One of a number of traditional Japanese folktales presented by Kodansha as part of their Bilingual Children s Classics series other entries in the collection include The Moon Princess , The Adventure of Momotaro, the Peach Boy , Kintaro, the Nature Boy , and The Inch High Samurai this lovely little picture book follows the story of Urashima Taro, a kindhearted young fisherman who saves a sea turtle from the boys who have captured it, and is taken on a fantastic journey beneath the sea as a reward Brought to the Dragon King s palace, where he is entertained by the king s own daughter, Urashima is beguiled, staying underwater at the palace, and eventually falling in love with the princess When, after a time, he thinks to return to land to visit his parents, the princess gives him a box, instructing him to keep it closed at all costs, if he wishes to return to herThis tale, in which the hero journeys to a magical underwater kingdom, discovering, upon his return to land, that centuries have passed in the human world, has been compared to the American story ofRip Van WinkleWhile I can certainly see the similarities between the two, I think the better parallel is between this, and the Irish tale ofOis n in T r na n g , who also returns to land from a watery world of enchantment, only to discover that hundreds of years have passed Leaving aside these comparisons, this story is always entertaining, in and of itself, and this poetic telling, though the rhyming feels a little forced, is quite engaging The artwork by Shiro Kasamatsu is just lovely, with an appealing palette and many delightful details All in all, this is an engaging retelling of a classic tale one that can also be found in collections like Florence Sakade s Urashima Taro and Other Japanese Children s Favorite Stories , one I recommend to all young folk and fairy tale enthusiasts

  2. Velta Gūtmane says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here It was about young boy who save a sea tourtle from mean boys and as thankful gift he bring him to undersea kingdoom He spend there 3 days but under the sea times flows faster then on earth He believe that 3 years have passed when he returned back to earth carrying a box with secret but when he open it he aged for 300 years and died It was a beautiful story If I had a children I would read it to him or her.

  3. Ian says:

    I bought these for the child of a friend but just couldn t help myself and very carefully read them all They are bilingual Japanese Hiragana and English The English translation is spot on, the art that goes with the story is brilliant If you re learning Japanese and want to read stories to your child in either Japanese or English or if you want to introduce your child to folk tales from other countries, these books are great.

  4. Lita says:

    This is a very interesting story about a young fisherman who s kindness leads him to great things It teaches that good deeds are rewarded This book introduces the reader to the Japanese culture in two ways The colorful pictures show a whole different way of life from how we live The text is written in both English and in Japanese hiragana Great for bilingual students.

  5. Tanja says:

    A beautifully illustrated bilingual version of a traditional Japanese tale about a young man who is rewarded for his kindness and caring nature Even though I wish there would have been a bitinformation about the background of the tale, I consider this book a little treasure.

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