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Grace James: The Star Lovers

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction

Grace James was an English writer, who is best known as the author of adventure stories for children. Grown up in Japan, Grace James was considered in her time and still remains nowadays as one of the most famous collectors and retellers of stories from the Japanese folk tradition. Her tales and short stories have been collected from many sources, among which are the Book of Record of Ancient Matters, mythology of Japan and oral folk arts.

“The Star Lovers” is a tale, entered in the collection of Japanese Fairy Tales, published in 1910. The sad story about the Weaving Maiden, who lives on the shore of the Milky Way and weaves the colorful garments of the gods. She never ceases her labour, because once she heard a saying: “Sorrow, age-long sorrow, shall come upon the Weaving Maiden when she leaves her loom.” But she feels in love with the Herd Boy of Heaven, and leaves the weaving. And the prophesy comes true…

Become your familiar with the mysterious world of the Far East with the collection of Japanese Fairy Tales! The wise and enlightening legends, which were extremely popular with English youth, will undoubtedly be pleasant to your children, so enjoy the reading!

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