Peach Girl

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.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Pajama Press Inc., ©2014.
ISBN: 9781927485583
1927485584
Characteristics: One volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bender, Becca - Illustrator

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SCL_Preschool Jul 11, 2014

Absolutely amazing illustrations accompany this retelling of the traditional folktale.

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