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W. Nikola-Lisa

Ichiro and the Great Mountain


2023 NYC BBA Distinguished Favorite

Ichiro and the Great Mountain is an original literary folktale. It is a story about a young boy named Ichiro who sets out on a journey to find his true self. The story is set in ancient Japan and follows the hero's journey format, as described by comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell. The story begins with Ichiro as a carefree and innocent child. He lives in a small village and spends his days playing with his friends. One day, Ichiro meets an old man who tells him about the Great Mountain. The old man says that the Great Mountain is a place of great power and that anyone who can climb to the top will find their true self. Ichiro is intrigued by the old man's story and decides to set out on a journey to climb the Great Mountain. Along the way, he faces many challenges, but he also learns a lot about himself. He learns about the importance of courage, strength, and determination. He also learns about the importance of compassion, kindness, and love. Finally, Ichiro reaches the top of the Great Mountain. He finds that the mountain is not a physical place, but a state of mind. He realizes that his true self is not something that he can find outside of himself, but something that he must discover within himself. Ichiro and the Great Mountain is a story about self-realization and enlightenment. It is a story about the journey that we all must take to find our true selves. The story is told in a brief, repetitive, and cryptic style, which is reminiscent of traditional folktales. However, the story is also relevant to modern readers, as it explores themes that are universal and timeless.
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Publication Year:

Gyroscope Books



Category Awarded:


Book Interior Design Fiction

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