A collection of eleven stories, a play and five poems. The authors featured were all influenced by Akai Tori (Red Bird), a Tokyo children's literary magazine and also wrote for adult audiences. The stories are striking in that they differ little in style and content from those written for adults.

chapter |37 pages

Matasaburō Rides the Wind

chapter |10 pages

A Bunch of Grapes

chapter |8 pages

A Rainbow in the Desert

chapter |9 pages

The Onion Club

chapter |13 pages


chapter |7 pages

News of the Earthquake

chapter |10 pages

The Stonemill’s Song

chapter |9 pages

The Snowy Night

chapter |7 pages

The Spider’s Thread

chapter |9 pages

Gon the Fox

chapter |32 pages

Evening Crane