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Actor William Hurt reads this story of a small Japanese boy whose only interest is drawing pictures of cats, even while everyone else in the village is struggling to defeat a mysterious demon that plagues the countryside. Although first seen as entirely useless, it is the boy's peculiar talent that ultimately restores prosperity to the land. This haunting and enchanting folktale about finding your place in the world resonates with deep respect for and appreciation of the Japanese culture. Musical accompaniment by Mark Isham enhances Hurt's quiet reading. For ages seven and up. Part of the award-winning Rabbit Ears series We All Have Tales.

Rabbit Ears stories open a door to the world of great literature. These are timeless and beloved stories that have delighted generations and continue to offer powerful lessons for today's audiences. Readers of all ages will explore faraway lands and cultures through folktales. You will walk alongside heroes of long-ago legends and discover master storytellers such as Beatrix Potter, Hans Christian Andersen, and Rudyard Kipling. Great stories. Great family memories. Get the entire Rabbit Ears library!

©1991, 2005, 2012 Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC (P)1991, 2005, 2016 Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC

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Certainly a gold standard for tale-telling...

This is a gorgeous, gentle version of an amazing story. William Hurt's non assuming narration along with the usual dead-on professionalism of the Rabbit Ears series make this 100% gold.