The Grateful Crane Author:Masakazu Kuwata, English version by Eric Sackheim "The Grateful Crane" ("Tsuru no Ongaeshi" in Japanese) is a tale which has been told all over Japan for many generations. It exists in many different versions, both popular and literary, depending on the geographical area in which it was told. There have been versions designed to please children, and others for the edification of adults. But the... more » basic outline is always the same: the beautiful transformed crane repaying the old man for his kindness.
Mr. Kuwata is both storyteller and illustrator in this artistic edition.« less