Amaterasu, the sun goddess, hides in a cave, high in the mountains. The earth is shrouded in darkness and the people of the earth are afraid. What can be done to coax the goddess out of her cave so that there will be light and warmth and happiness again? When the Sun Would Not Shine, based on a Japanese Shinto myth, tells why the natural world is like it is also a story about overcoming sadness.
|Series||Deep End: Levelled Reading|
|Author||Clarke, John Dennison|
|Text Type||Narrative - Traditional Tale (Japanese)|
|Reading Level||Year 03|