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The Moon Maiden

© Written by Tasha Guenther and illustrated by Leanne Guenther
– based on the Japanese folktale.

In the far reaches of Japan, at the base of the great Mt. Fuji, lived a kind bamboo–cutter and his lovely wife.  They lived happily for most of their lives.  They loved each other as greatly as any couple could; however, they never had any children and for that they eventually grew very sad and lonely.

One day, the bamboo–cutter came home from a hard day’s work.  He placed his tools on the table and noticed his wife sitting alone, sobbing.

“Oh, my dear husband!” she began, sadly.  “There is nothing more that I wish for in this great world than a child to call our own.”

The Moon Maiden: cabin

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