Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman

Here's a great collection of Asian Fairy Tales that are different from our tales.  They have many gods, mountains, demons, animals and their stories are unusual.

Greenwillow Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published June 26th.

There are fifteen tales here and all of them were entertaining.  I especially enjoyed the first and the last tales.  In the first, a man falls in love with the princess of the mountain.  It's a good thing she didn't know what really happened to him.

In the last tale, a man falls in love with a kitsune and the day before his wedding, he is killed.  His killer is going to be real sorry for his bad judgement.

Asian tales are not nice and often have much room for regret and sorrow.  But the tales are so tantalizing you can't help but read them and see the magical pictures that come to life. 

This is nice collction of tales for old and young.  Share them with you family!

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