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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  • Beginning of Text
  • Folktales
  • About the Illustrator
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 398.20952
Lexile
ATOS Reading Level 3.2
Guided Reading Level M
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781623230081
Copyright 2013
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.

Author: Nadia Higgins

Illustrator: JT Morrow

JT Morrow has been an illustrator for over twenty years and has won several awards. He specializes in creating parodies and imitations of the old and modern masters. Mr. Morrow lives just south of San Francisco with his wife and daughter.