Sixteen mythical monsters and spirits from Japanese folklore take children on fantastical adventures in this first-ever children’s storybook about yokai. Young readers will meet Baku the dream eater, mischievous kappa sprites, a ghost-child who lives in a hotel, and many more. Yokai have a rich history dating back centuries in Japan, and today, they can be found in monster-catching video games and animated films. Yokai Stories is the first book to weave Japan’s monster mythology into English-language stories for children. Each tale is accompanied by a haunting, modern portrait of the yokai by Swiss artist Eleonora D’Onofrio.