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The author of the book: Dianne Snyder
Edition: Turtleback Books
Date of issue: October 14th 1993
ISBN: 0785716637
ISBN 13: 9780785716631
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 4.1

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An indolent, but shrewd poor widow's son devises an ingenious ploy (method) to marry a rich merchant's daughter in Dianne Snyder's (author) and Allen Say's (illustrator) fun and engaging adaptation of what appears to be a traditional Japanese folktale (and I especially love and appreciate that both Taro and his mother are wily and adept, that while Taro uses tricks and subterfuge to marry the merchant's daughter, the mother clearly also uses the same to finally insure that her lazy son will actually have to work a bit for a living). And I am indeed only claiming that The Boy of the Three Year Nap "appears" to be a retelling of a Japanese folktale, as in my paperback version, there is neither an author's note provided nor are there any comments by the author that this is indeed an adaptation and not an original Japanese-inspired offering. Therefore, and as much as I truly enjoyed The Boy of the Three Year Nap (both Dianne Snyder's text and Allen Say's accompanying illustrations are informative, descriptive and engaging, providing a magical, glowing, perfect mirror of one another), I can and will only offer a three star rating at best (for the lack of any kind of author's note is not only a rather frustrating folkloric/academic omission in and of itself, it is and remains even more of an issue for me because of the fact that this is a tale of Japan, a country of which culture and lore I am not as academically and culturally aware as, say, Western and Eastern Europe).

Now I do still highly recommend The Boy of the Three Year Nap, and also realise that for the intended audience (and even for many adult readers), the lack of an author's note would more than likely not be problematic, but I do very much lament its non inclusion, and it really does rather chafe that there is absolutely NO supplemental information whatsoever provided (as even a small note regarding sources and the like would have sufficed for a four star, although I would likely have wanted and required more in-depth supplemental details for a five star rating).

And I do find it rather interesting, but also somewhat troubling and in my opinion ignorant that many of the most vehemently negative reviews of The Boy of the Three Year Nap seem to centre on the fact that Taro and by extension also his mother are shown by Dianne Snyder as achieving their goals and desires through mostly trickery and subterfuge (there are a number of reviewers who actually claim that The Boy of the Three Year Nap is unsuitable and inappropriate for children). Now (and this is yet another reason why a detailed author's note on background and genesis of this tale and tale type would be a welcome and I believe even necessary required addition) while in many folktales, it is indeed honesty and integrity that wins the day so to speak, there are also many examples of trickery, of shrewdness, of clever subterfuge being rewarded, being condoned and even cheered (and thus, we should probably see Taro and his mother as examples of tricksters, of individuals who with their cleverness and imagination attain their goals and wishes, even if they are poor, even if they are weak, and even if they are physically inactive, slothful).


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Reviews of the The Boy of the Three-Year Nap


RYAN

The idea is great, but sometimes the text suffers

JAKE

Watch out! Maybe a fundamental change in your life!

SIENNA

Now this book is one of my favorites!

AARON

Energy text

EMILY

How many times did I read ...-not boring! )))




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