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Book Review/Giveaway: Tales of Fairies and Japanese Folktales for Children. Ends Sept 16th

Tales of Fairies by Ty Hulse

About the Book: A children’s book of Fairy Stories and Poems about fairies.

My Review: If you love fairies tales you will like this book of stories and poems about fairies. The author did a great job translating the Japanese stories to English.
This book is interesting to read. The water colors and pencil illustration by the author helps tell the stories. Read all about:
The treasure stone of the fairies a Welsh Fairy Tale
Lucky Lanto a Welsh Fairy Tale
King Reinhold a German Fairy Tale
The Old Man and the Fairies a Celtic Fairy Tale
The Elves and their Antics a Dutch Fairy Tale

The poems in the book included work from Shakespeare and Thomas Moore.

Japanese Folktales for Children by Ty Hulse

About the Story: Discover the magical and often whimsical world of Japanese fairy tales. This book includes seven fairy tales and illustrations.

My Review: Japanese Folktales for Children is a collection of Japanese fairy tales. The stories are The Laughing Dumpling, Crane Feathers, The Badger and the Snail, The Yokai, The Mountain Kami and the Ugly Fish, The Two Frogs, and The Witch of the Mountain.

The first story is the Laughing Dumpling, about an old woman who laughed at everything.  She laughted at rain, she laughed at drought, proverty but never had a chance to laugh at wealth, for she was very, very poor. She makes and sells rice dumplings and the people named her the laughing dumpling.

Great use of pencil and watercolor for the illustrations which will help children to identify the characters of the stories.

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of these books from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

Giveaway (US ONLY) – There will be ONLY 1 Winner

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, Please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

So please leave a helpful comment relating to this book.

PLEASE FOLLOW ALL MANDATORY RULES – Rules not followed will be deleted immediately.


1. Mandatory: You must leave your comments in the comment field below Don’t forget to leave your email address for contact if you win.

2. Mandatory Entry: Visit Cherese Vines Charming Words Blog by clicking on the link below to read the author’s interview. In her comment field write “Mymcbooks sent me” and enter her giveaway also.

Giveaway Ends September 16th

The winner will be selected via


This Giveaway Has Ended!


Winner is #12 – likwan 


August 27, 2012 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , ,


  1. Since my grandchildren starting taking karate lessons we have all become more interested in Japanese culture. The Japanese fairy tales would be so appealing to them. The illustrations are simple & appealing.

    Comment by tmy56 | August 27, 2012 | Reply

  2. This looks amazing! My children are going to be starting Japanese language classes, and what better to go along with that than this book about fairytales! It is so good for children to be exposed to culture.

    Comment by lisa | August 27, 2012 | Reply

  3. I love stories and fairy tales from other countries. I use them in my classroom all the time. The kids love to compare them with ours.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    Comment by Mel Bourn | August 27, 2012 | Reply

  4. I don’t believe we have ever read any Japanese fairy tales. I think it would be very interesting to learn some. The watercolor paintings look amazing as well. Thanks for a chance.

    Comment by larissa brunken | August 27, 2012 | Reply

    • Do not forget Mandatory Entry no 2

      Comment by mymcbooks | August 27, 2012 | Reply

  5. Thanks for spreading the word about the giveaway and interview for The World of Fairy. I haven’t had a chance to read Tales of Fairy yet.

    Comment by Cherese Vines | August 27, 2012 | Reply

  6. This looks fantastic! I’d love to read Japanese fairy tales.

    Comment by domestic diva | August 27, 2012 | Reply

  7. Well, I usually say that the book would be great for my nieces however, I LOVE fairies and anything to do with fairies. I am also an avid poetry reader so this sounds absolutely wonderful! It’s also always interesting to learn fairy tales/folklore from another country. The artwork is beautiful! I love painting in watercolors myself.

    Comment by Amanda Ray | August 28, 2012 | Reply

  8. I was reading the first paragraphs of some of the books and they were already interesting. I would even love to read them myself. I still like to read the old fairy tales. I’m going to order some of these books. They would even be fantastic to start collecting.

    Comment by Mary Dailey | August 28, 2012 | Reply

  9. I entered Cherese’s giveaway, read the interview, which was very interesting, and told her you sent me. I would not have known about these darling books without you! Maybe I will win both! LOL I do have 5 grandchildren!

    Comment by Mary Dailey | August 28, 2012 | Reply

  10. This looks like a great book. As an anthropologist, I am always looking for more materials to read about folk religion and myths/legends/etc., and I have a special interest in Japanese culture.

    KDSyrjala at

    Comment by Kris | August 28, 2012 | Reply

  11. I commented on Cherise’s blog and mentioned you sent me. I love these drawings and I myself have always been infatuated with Fairy tales and folklore. I don’t think I have ever read Japanese Fairy tales.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L. | September 7, 2012 | Reply

  12. I’m interested in learning about fairy tales from different countries. The pencil and watercolor illustrations look very whimsical and appealing.

    Comment by likwan | September 16, 2012 | Reply

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