Folktales form a vital part of every culture around the world. They play their role in preserving the essence of the culture and often contain hidden morals. Reading folktales from around the world will bring a country which is far close enough so that it becomes no stranger to us.
The Tongue-Cut Sparrow and Other Stories is a collection of folktales from Japan. The talking sparrow will take you to a kingdom of magical beasts. Beasts that are amusing with their one of a kind skills and kind heart. In Two Frogs, we meet two frogs who are set on an adventure to explore new lands. With them, we see and travel places along with them. What is that late lesson that Visu the woodsman learn?
These charming tales from Japan are wonderfully retold by Vinitha Ramachandani and beautifully illustrated by Rahul Krishnan.