By: Nankichi Niimi (1913-1943)
(Japanese) 幼年童話 (Yonen Dowa)
新見南吉は、１９３５年の５月頃、約３０本の幼年童話を書きました。しかしそれらは、編集者に受け入れられませんでした。彼は、５０本程の幼年童話を書きました。ほとんどは、死後に発行されました。この幼年童話集は、そにうち、２５本を含みます。 NIIMI Nankichi wrote around 30 short stories for small children around May in 1935 to publish a book. However, they were not accepted by the publisher. In total he wrote around 50 stories for small children, most of them were published after his death. This collection includes 25 of those stories.
Gon, the Little Fox (in Japanese: ごんぎつね: Gongitsune) is a famous Japanese children's story about the life of a little fox called Gon. The story is considered the masterpiece of Niimi Nankichi, also sometimes known as the Hans Christian Andersen of Japan.