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Once Upon A Time In Japan

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When wily animals, everyday people and magical beings come together in a collection of Japanese fairytales and stories, wonderful things are bound to happen!

Bringing Japanese folk stories to the English-speaking world, this book presents eight stories from the popular NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation's popular radio series Once Upon a Time in Japan. Each story is brilliantly illustrated by a talented Japanese artist. The tales recounted here are among Japan's oldest and most beloved stories. Entertaining and filled with subtle folk wisdom, these retold stories have been shared countless times in Japanese homes and schools for generations. Like good stories from every time and place, they never grow old. Kids (and their parents!) will enjoy hearing these stories read aloud on the accompanying CD.

The fairytales and classic stories in this collection include:

  • The Wife Who Never Eats—the story of a man who learns the hard way the evils of stinginess.
  • The Mill of the Sea—the story of how a greedy man was responsible for the saltiness of sea water.
  • The Monkey and the Crab—the crabs teach a tricky monkey a lesson in fairness and honesty.
  • The Magical Hood—an act of kindness reaps great rewards.
  • Sleepyhead Taro and the Children—a story about what can be accomplished at the right time, and with the right help and the right spirit.
  • The Fox and the Otter—how a fox pays the price of deceit and selfishness.
  • The Gratitude of the Crane—a story about the rewards of kindness and the danger of curiosity.
  • The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter—a girl who starts life very tiny turns out to be big in many ways.
About the Author

NHK World is the international service of Japanese public broadcaster NHK. The stories published in this book were part of a special series produced by Radio Japan, NHK World's radio service in 18 languages.

Illustrators
After working as a graphic designer, Manami Yamada became an author of children's books and an artist. Her books include Grandma Nosehair, whose llustrations were selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition in 2008, and Kaeru to Okan ("The Frog and the Crown"). She is the recipient of several awards.

Tomonori Taniguchi was born in Osaka in 1978, and studied Nihon-ga Japanese painting at Kanazawa College of Art. His children's books have been published in Japan, France and Italy. They include Sarukun to Banana no Yuenchi ("Monkey and Banana's Amusement Park") and Pinocchio, la marionnette de fer ("Pinocchio the Iron Puppet").

Born in Gifu prefecture in 1978, Nao Takabatake is an author of children's books and an illustrator. He received the Japan Picture Book Award in 2013 for Kaeru no Odekake ("The Frog Goes Out"). His other works include Chiita Dai Se-ru ("Cheetah's Big Sale") and Banana Jiken ("The Banana Incident").

Takumi Nishio was born in Tokyo in 1968. He worked as graphic and set designer for public broadcaster NHK from 1994 to 1999, and later produced animations, illustrations and opening titles for TV programs. He currently teaches at the Yokohama College of Art and Design.


The Focus Group Kit

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<P>You have just been asked to run a focus group, but you don't know where to start. How do you get the right mix of people together? How many people should be in your group? What kind of questions should you ask? How do you phrase them? What do you do with the information you've gathered? How do you put it all together in one cohesive report? These are but a few of the issues that are covered in <B>The</B> <B>Focus Group Kit</B>. The kit provides you with all you'll need to know to run a successful focus group, from the initial planning stages to asking questions, from moderating to the final analyzing and reporting of your research. </P>


Group Processes

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Start your next research project with a powerful assist! Research Navigatortrade; can be your best friend when you're facing a large research project. We know getting started is the hardest part, so Research Navigatortrade; takes you step-by-step through the research process. It gives you access to some of the most respected source databases available and shows you sample research papers and guidelines on how to prepare endnotes and bibliographies, too. Access to four databases of reliable, relevant source material. bull; bull;EBSCO's ContentSelect database contains thousands of academic journals and periodicals. bull;LinkLibrary offers access to thousands of Web links. All sites are editorially reviewed for relevance and reliability. bull;The New York Times on the Web provides unlimited access to every article published from January 1, 2002, to the present. bull;FT.com offers business information and data from the renowned Financial Times. Search the news archive, the company financials database, and more than 200 special reports. If your instructor ordered Research Navigatortrade;-a $15 value-you can get it FREE packaged with a new textbook. If your book did not come with Research Navigatortrade;, visit www.ablongman.com/researchnavigator to purchase immediate access today. Visit www.ablongman.com/researchnavigator to get started on the road to better research!


Classic Starts Audio

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Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date),comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve--all at an incomparable price.

Poor Sara Crewe. Once upon a time her beloved father pampered and adored her. But ever since he died, leaving her alone and penniless, she's been caught in the cruel clutches of Miss Minchin, the headmistress at the Select Seminary for Young Ladies, where Sara once studied. But no matter how terrible things get, Sara always has her imagination and goodness of heart to carry her through. This timeless tale of a poor orphan has won children's hearts for a century--and continues to be a favorite.


Shiny Side Up

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Written for parents of teens, Shiny Side Up is a funny and irreverent look at teaching teens to drive. Author John E. Larkin, Ed.S., a school administrator and teacher has worked with scores of teens and their parents teaching driving in Central Florida. Shiny Side Up provides advice and encouragement with an entertaining twist to help parents deal with an American rite of passage. Designed to take new drivers from zero experience to independent driver, Shiny Side Up includes the most common new driver errors, deadly mistakes that novice drivers make with tips to correct them quickly and safely and even helpful hints for teaching children with special needs.Shiny Side up is guaranteed to help take the anxiety out of teaching your child to drive.



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