Lady Kaguya's Secret by
A Japanese Tale

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The ancient Japanese tale of the Moon Princess and her Emperor of the ill-fated love between immortal and mortal dates back to 935 A.D. Toronto-based artist Jirina Marton traveled to Japan to form her historically and accurate inspired art for this adaptation. For Lady Kaguya, Marton has created 35 haunting, luminous, full-color paintings. (Available)

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written and illustrated by Jirina Marton
Published September 1, 1997 by Annick Press. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Marton's (Amelia's Celebration) variable oil pastels illustrate this quiet, somewhat solemn Japanese folktale, which tells of a lovely young woman discovered as an infant within the trunk of a bamboo tree by a bamboo cutter and raised by him and his wife.

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