|By (author):||Yoshitani, Yoshi|
|Subject:||FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology|
|LITERARY CRITICISM / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology|
|RELIGION / General|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology|
|Publisher:||Ten Speed Press|
|Size:||9.50in x 6.00in|
|From The Publisher*||Powerful and universal retellings of seventy-eight divine stories, legends, and myths from around the world, each accompanied by a gorgeous illustration from acclaimed artist Yoshi Yoshitani.|
Many of the lessons we learn are shared stories passed among cultures and generations. In this riveting collection of fables and folktales from cultures across the globe, characters from beloved fairytales, cultural fables, ancient mythologies, and inspirational deities are brought to life, including Sleeping Beauty (Italy), Rapunzel (Germany), Jack and the Beanstalk (England), Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexico), Sun God Ra (Egypt), the Crane Wife (Japan), and dozens more.
Lesser-known stories introduce characters such as the volcano goddess Pele from Hawaii; Mwindo, the wise and powerful king of the Nyanga people; and the strong and resilient Yennenga, mother of the Mossi people in Burkina Faso. The recurring themes of conquering evil, overcoming adversity, and finding love and companionship are woven throughout this collection.
Yoshi Yoshitani's art style is fresh and unique, featuring diverse and multicultural characters. Each story will be featured opposite a correlating illustration, both lush and vibrant.
|Biographical Note||Yoshi Yoshitani is an illustrator based in San Francisco who has done work for Disney, Image Comics, Valiant Comics, and IDW. She is currently illustrating a middle grade graphic novel for DC Comics, and regularly guests at comic book conventions such as Emerald City Comic Con, New York Comic Con, C2E2, HeroesCon, Small Press Expo, Thought Bubble, and Dragon Con.|