Illustrations from The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Maiden by Teresa Pierce Williston. "This charming retelling of a Japanese folktale couples stunning illustrations with a magical story of love, integrity and self-sacrifice. The tale begins when a loving couple discovers a tiny baby girl in a thicket of bamboo stalks and takes her home to raise as their own. The Bamboo Princess, as she comes to be known, grows into womanhood while fending off suitors, caring for her new family and ultimately fulfilling her destiny by returning to her true and rightful home—the moon. In the mold of traditional Japanese morality tales, this story reinforces values of bravery, hard work and humility." 9 x 11 3/4 and 18 x 11 3/4, ink, acrylic and prismacolor pencil on paper.