Issun Boshi (One-Inch Boy)
A Japanese Folktale
From the Set Folktales from Around the World
Children will love the ancient tale of Issun Boshi, a one-inch-tall boy who falls in love with a princess, slays a monster, and, through the power of a magical hammer, returns to normal size.
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|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.2|
|Guided Reading Level||M|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 8.25|
|Graphics||Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations|
A noteworthy review of Folktales from Around the World from School Library Journal on November 1, 2011
Old-fashioned in the best way, each book tells a story from a particular area. To maintain the traditional feel, the tales are narrated by a storyteller, and the illustrations, which include full-page color images as well as smaller black-and-white pictures, purposefully imitate styles native to the featured regions. A map and an explanatory note describing folktale traditions end each book. Perfect for reading aloud to a class or sharing one-on-one, these books have a nice range and should be considered as needed to fill in folklore collections where these areas are not well represented.