Peach Girl

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When the farmer and her husband find a giant peach at their door, they can’t imagine how it got there. But they are even more surprised when the skin bursts open and out leaps . . . a girl. Momoko is here to make the world a better place, and what better way to start than by investigating the rumours about a fearsome local ogre? Everyone says the ogre has teeth like knives, shoots flames from his eyes, and eats small children. The villagers won’t go near him. But Momoko wants to find out for herself, and her new friends Monkey, Dog, and Pheasant might just be able to help her – as long as she’s willing to share those tasty peach dumplings. In Peach Girl Raymond Nakamura creates a quirky modern telling of an old Japanese folktale. Award-winning illustrator Rebecca Bender’s spirited acrylics bring to life a spunky heroine, a trio of expressive animals, and a vivid Japanese landscape.

Japanese Folklore
Critical and Reflective Thinking, Personal and Social responsibility

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