The Wise Old Woman

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Hampton-Brown Books, 1994 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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A dramatic Japanese folktale that tells the story of a cruel overlord and a young farmer's elderly mother. The overlord threatens to destroy the farmer's village unless the young lord can perform three seemingly impossible tasks. How the elderly mother accomplishes the tasks and saves the village is a satisfying story brought to life with remarkable full-color paintings.

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In medieval Japan a young farmer lives with his old mother in a village ruled by a cruel young lord who has decreed that all the villagers who reach the age of 70 must be taken into the mountains and ... Read full review

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An award winning novelist and great chronicler of the Japanese American world of the 19th and 20th century.

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