Identify moralistic asian childrens book?
December 4, 2006 10:34 AM   Subscribe

BookFilter: I had this book as a child, it contained a number of solomon-like tales, (two mothers claiming a child, true mother didn't want it cut in half, etc.) Except with an Asian flair. It was called Judge Edo, Ito? Anyone?

I forgot the dudes name once the OJ simpson trial went underway, brain overwrite. Been bugging me for ages.
posted by emptyinside to Grab Bag (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Judge Dee?
posted by icontemplate at 10:46 AM on December 4, 2006

On second thought, that's an adult series. Maybe the Judge Rabbit tales, a series of Cambodian folktales? Amazon has this one listed.
posted by icontemplate at 11:01 AM on December 4, 2006

Best answer: I asked a similar question. Could it also be Judge Ooka?
posted by vacapinta at 11:04 AM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]

(Judge Ito being someone altogether different)
posted by game warden to the events rhino at 12:31 PM on December 4, 2006

It's definitely Ooka. The story about the two mothers and the smell of food / sound of money one are both in this book (mentioned in vacapinta's earlier thread.
posted by expialidocious at 1:06 PM on December 4, 2006

Oh, sorry, now I've actually read your more inside. Ignore me. Looks like you have your answer anyhow.
posted by game warden to the events rhino at 1:26 PM on December 4, 2006

Response by poster: Ooka it was! Much thanks! (now if only amazon didn't charge $80 for it!)
posted by emptyinside at 4:07 PM on December 4, 2006

It's lame that its out-of-print. That book is great for children. I remembered it so well because it was one of the first books to "teach" me that solutions to things could also be creative and non-obvious.
posted by vacapinta at 4:20 PM on December 4, 2006

The smell of noodles/sound of money story has been lurking in my brain for years. Thanks for identifying the source and reassuring me that I'm not the only one who found it so fascinating as a child and continues to be intrigued by it as an adult.
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy at 7:16 AM on December 5, 2006

You will find it at ABEBooks - $5.00
posted by ptm at 2:59 AM on December 6, 2006

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