Caldecott Award Honors
Apparently based on folk tales. Two boys raised as brothers. One falls in love with a girl by seeing her picture. They go to ask her to marry him, but her father refuses. She defies him and leaves with them. The father sics zombies on them who cast spells, and the other boy overhears and helps protect him.
Japan's version of the fairy realm.
The framing device for the story basically lampshades the fact that the story has a weird ending, which is even weirder.Read more...