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By Sandra L. Beckett

Complementing Beckett's past books reading crimson using Hoods, this quantity offers the tales that have been the root of her study in all their number of content material, beginning, and style.

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They had a girl about five years old, and she wore a disaster hood that protected her head during air raids. Her mother made it from red meisen silk, which she had worn when she was young. The girl really loved the hood, and she was always wearing or putting it over her shoulder. It really suited her. Now, Mr. Tajima had to go to war, and the night before he left, he told his wife and child this: Cautionary Tales for Modern Riding Hoods 27 “Tokyo is getting very dangerous. If the air raids increase, it may be very difficult for a female like you to run away with a child from a cul-desac like this.

Mr. Tajima the tailor lived at the entrance of an alley in town. He was always working busily in the house. From the street we saw Mr. Tajima and his wife tailoring clothes, facing each other across a big cutting board. They had a girl about five years old, and she wore a disaster hood that protected her head during air raids. Her mother made it from red meisen silk, which she had worn when she was young. The girl really loved the hood, and she was always wearing or putting it over her shoulder.

Little Red Riding Hood (Akazukin-chan) Kyoko Iwasaki Kyoko Iwasaki (1922–) is a Japanese author who has received numerous awards for her writing over her long career. Most notably she won the important Kodansha Children’s Literature Award for Shirasagi Monogatari (White Egret Story) in 1963. She is considered an important figure in the field of Japanese children’s literature. Her tragic version of “Little Red Riding Hood,” which sets the tale in Japan during World War II, is a typical example of the wartime literature that is particularly prevalent in that country.

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