Issun Bôshi

The One-Inch Boy

This classic Japanese fairy tale tells the story of Issun Bôshi, the tiny son of an old, long childless couple.

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Tiny and brave—these are the two most striking characteristics of Issun Bôshi. His mother had longed to have a child for so many years that she finally added “even if it is a very small one” to her wish. When the elderly couple did in fact bear a son, he turned out to be only one inch high. He was thus called Issun Bôshi, Japanese for one-inch boy.

Although his parents raised him very lovingly, Issun Bôshi realized one day that he would not grow any taller. He then left his home to set off on a jour­ney to find his place in the world. Because he saw himself as a swordfighter, a samurai, he made sure to take along the right equipment: a needle was his sword, a soup bowl was his boat, and a chopstick was its rudder.

As in any proper fairy tale, Issun Bôshi is tested in several adventures. He handles himself so bravely that, in the end, he is rewarded with just the right princess. 

Authors: Icinori
Release date: March 2014
Format: 21 × 33 cm
Features: Pantone colors, hardcover, 40 pages
ISBN: 978-3-89955-718-3

Icinori are Mayumi Otero and Raphaël Urwiller. Mayumi Otero is a French illustrator of children’s books whose drawings and etchings are often playfully ironic. Her colleague Raphaël Urwiller is a graphic designer and illustrator who works for news­papers and magazines in addition to creating children’s books. Together, Otero and Urwiller designed Issun Bôshi in a style reminiscent of Asia.

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Tiny and brave—these are the two most striking characteristics of Issun Bôshi. His mother had longed to have a child for so many years that she finally added “even if it is a very small one” to her wish. When the elderly couple did in fact bear a son, he turned out to be only one inch high. He was thus called Issun Bôshi, Japanese for one-inch boy.

Although his parents raised him very lovingly, Issun Bôshi realized one day that he would not grow any taller. He then left his home to set off on a jour­ney to find his place in the world. Because he saw himself as a swordfighter, a samurai, he made sure to take along the right equipment: a needle was his sword, a soup bowl was his boat, and a chopstick was its rudder.

As in any proper fairy tale, Issun Bôshi is tested in several adventures. He handles himself so bravely that, in the end, he is rewarded with just the right princess. 

3 - 5 years English Little Gestalten picture books

Authors: Icinori
Release date: March 2014
Format: 21 × 33 cm
Features: Pantone colors, hardcover, 40 pages
ISBN: 978-3-89955-718-3

SHIPPING COSTS
We offer free shipping for all books sent to customers within Germany and the US, and all orders over 60.00 € to customers within all other available shipping destinations.
For shipments below 60.00 € to countries in The European Union, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland a flat 10.00 € fee will be billed.

Any shipping costs will be assessed during the checkout procedure and take into account the full value of goods purchased.

PAYMENT
For shipments to addresses within Germany, payments can be made using a bank transfer, credit card, PayPal, or via Amazon Pay.
For deliveries outside of Germany, payments can be made using a credit card, PayPal, or via Amazon Pay.

Gestalten uses a secure payment system to protect your information. More information on our security procedure is available here

SHIPPING
Once your order is processed and an order confirmation is sent, you will be able to track your shipment using the link in the order confirmation. You will also be able to track your order in your customer account.

Deliveries are usually received within 2-3 working days within Germany, the EU, and the US, and within 3-6 days otherwise.

RETURNS
Full refunds are available up until 14 days after the order confirmation is sent. You bear the direct costs for returning the products. More information on our return policy is available here.

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