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,  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.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Publisher: Harper & Row
Place: New York
Keywords: children's, illustrated, rakugo, Japanese, humor, Japanese-American,
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