Author(s): Mayumi Otero
Once, in a country far away, there lived a peasant farmer and his wife. They had no children and every day, to lift their spirits on the walk to and from the fields, they sang:
"We'd like a little boy, any size at all.
We'd like him little, we'd like him small,
We'd love him tiniest of all."
A Miracle happened.
They had a child. But - and this hardly came as a surprise - he really was tiny. And they called him Issun Boshi, "the One-Inch Boy."
Based on a traditional Japanese folktale.