Once Under the Cherry Blossom Tree: An Old Japanese Tale 1974 by Allen Say ~ First Edition - Rakugo


Title: Once Under the Cherry Blossom Tree: An Old Japanese Tale

Author: Allen Say (retold and illustrated by)

Description: Stated First Edition. Pictorial boards. Pages clean. Dust jacket not price clipped ($4.50), though bottom corner of front flap is clipped. DJ in archival sleeve. 31, [1] pp. 9.25 x 7.25 inches.

An unhappy and miserly village landlord accidentally swallows a cherry pit. The pit begins to sprout and a cherry tree begins to grow out of the old landlord's head. The tale of what happens is based on a popular and ancient tale in the Japanese rakugo tradition.

Allen Say (b. 1937) is a Caldecott Medal-winning, Japanese-American writer and illustrator who has lived in both San Francisco and Portland.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Publisher: Harper & Row
Place: New York
Year: 1974

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: children's, illustrated, rakugo, Japanese, humor, Japanese-American,

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