Asian folktales

The Donkey and the Rock

By Demi

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In this version of a tale with many Asian variations, a wise king, who rules a town full of foolish people in the mountains of Tibet, puts a donkey and a rock on trial to settle the dispute between two honest men.
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The Luminous Pearl: A Chinese Folktale

By Betty L. Torre

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Two brothers go on a quest for a luminous pearl in order to win the Dragon King's beautiful daughter for a wife.

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Rabbit's Gift: A Fable from China

By George Shannon

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Snow is coming, coming soon, so Rabbit needs to find food fast. Just in time, a turnip turns up, and a second one, too. Who in the woods wouldn't want to tuck away an extra turnip for the long winter? Not Rabbit. He chooses a different path--and starts a wave of generosity that spreads among all his forest friends.

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The Rabbit's Judgment

By Suzanne Crowder Han

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Tricked into freeing a hungry tiger from a trap, a man refuses to let the tiger eat him until they get another opinion on the situation from a disinterested party.

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Ho-limlim: A Rabbit Tale from Japan

By Tejima

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After one last foray far from his home, an aging rabbit decides he prefers to rest in his own garden and let his children and grandchildren bring him good things to eat.

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