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Magic and the Night River

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 10
Categories: Folk Tale, Japanese



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 6, Num 6 , Feb 1979

Story Summary

Kano, the man who rents Yoshi's grandfather his boat, thinks that the old man is loosing his skill, but Yoshi knows his grandfather is still the best cormorant fisher on the river. Yoshi is proved right when his grandfather's cormorants respond to his years of loving treatment and continue to fish for him even after their lines are cut.