This extraordinary collection of stories from Japan are retellings of legends and fairy tales. You'll meet the Sea Spirit, the Moon God, the Emperor Kiyomori, Dragon Princess and many other magical characters. Amidst the stories, the beauty of Japan - its people, its animals and its landscape - is joyfully evoked. The stories include The Birth of Japan, Tales of the Heike, and the Tale of Princess Kaguya.
Helen McAlpine was born in England and studied at a dancing school in Tokyo for seven years. She had the distinction of being the first foreigner to receive the rank of "natori" in the field of classical Japanese dancing. Her husband William McAlpine was the representative of the British Council in Rangoon.