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Urashima Taro by Robert B. Goodman

Urashima Taro

by Robert B. Goodman

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Lushly illustrated version of the traditional Japanese folktale of the young Urashima Taro, who rides on the back of the Giant Tortoise to the Enchantress of the Sea in search of his father who vanished at sea while fishing. Urashima eventually returns to his small village to find 300 years have past, and that the story of Urashima Taro, who followed his father into the sea, has become a local legend.

This is an exquisite retelling of a story that addresses the transitory nature of physical existence. Gorgeous to look at, and lovely to read. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0834830191, Hardcover)

"Eagerly Urashima Taro climbed on the turtle’s back. Down, down, down they went into the blue-green water."

Longing for a happiness found only in his dreams, Urashima Taro plunges into the mysteries of the sea in this classic Japanese folktale. The young fisherman soon encounters the Dragon King’s castle, where the mystical Sea Princess promises him an eternity of youthful delight. But Urashima Taro misses his loved ones and sets off to rejoin them, never imaging the changes that await his return.

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