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Issunboshi - The Tale of the One Inch Boy

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Vintage 1970's Classic Japanese Folktale Book

~ Hardcover classic, copyright 1974
~ Published by Island Heritage
~ Written by Robert B. Goodman and Robert A. Spicer and Illustrated by George Suyeoka
~ 80 page with full color pictures
~ An introduction to things Japanese
~ The Issunboshi song on the last pages written in Japanese and English
~ Book is in excellent to mint condition, no rips or tears or marks (was a gift and was signed dedicated to the recipient).

About the book:

Armed with a needle for a sword, Issunboshi, the one-inch boy, becomes bodyguard to the Prime Minister's beautiful daughter, Miyuki. On the day she asks him to journey to the Shrine of Ise, where she will pray for a husband, his heart shatters for he is in love. How can the one-inch warrior of this classic Japanese folktale prove his worth to the lovely princess? To this day, all over Japan, the story of Issunboshi is famous: the inch-boy who had within himself the bravery, the determination, and the love that are the mark of every full-sized man.

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  • Material: hardcover book
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