The Adventure of Momotaro, the Peach Boy

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Perhaps the most beloved of all Japanese folk tales is the story of Momotaro, the boy born from a peach. Momotaro's expedition to the Land of the Demons, accompanied by his faithful companions, the Dog, the Monkey, and the Pheasant, is filled with fun and excitement for all young readers.

One of five of the best-loved stories from Kodansha's Children's Classics series, printed in a smaller format with the original Japanese beside the English ...

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Overview


Perhaps the most beloved of all Japanese folk tales is the story of Momotaro, the boy born from a peach. Momotaro's expedition to the Land of the Demons, accompanied by his faithful companions, the Dog, the Monkey, and the Pheasant, is filled with fun and excitement for all young readers.

One of five of the best-loved stories from Kodansha's Children's Classics series, printed in a smaller format with the original Japanese beside the English translation - and all with the same delightful illustrations.

Found floating on the river inside a peach by an old couple, Momotaro grows up and fights the terrible demons who have terrorized the village for years.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Exquisite color and movement."-Booklist

"A feast for the eyes, and a great introduction to Japanese folk tales." -The Daily Yomiuri

"Simple yet absorbing tale. These strong, recommended children's classics will please kids who love lively and unpredictable plots." -Children's Bookwatch

"Brimming with the familiar and great themes of loyalty, courage and generosity." -Asahi Evening News

"Sumptuous illustrations" -School Library Journal

"Would make an excellent gift for any child, in Japan and abroad." -Tokyo Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568365282
  • Publisher: Kodansha USA Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/21/2013
  • Series: Kodansha Children's Bilingual Classics Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 782,657
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

RALPH F. McCARTHY is a writer, lyricist, and translator from Michigan and California. Among his translations are another collection of stories by Osamu Dazai, Self Portaits, and 69 by Ryu Murakami.

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