Peach Boy (hardbound)
This multicultural children's book provides insight into the rich oral culture of Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories. Welcome to a fantastic world populated by magical teakettles, long-nosed goblins, brave warriors, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan. The nine enchanting stories collected in this volume have been lovingly retold just for today's readers. Vibrantly illustrated and full of thrilling adventures, funny discoveries and important lessons, they're sure to become story-time favorites. Included are some of Japan's best-loved children stories: Peach Boy, The Magic Teakettle, Monkey-Dance and Sparrow-Dance, The Long-Nosed Goblins, The Rabbit in the Moon, The Tongue-Cut Sparrow, The Toothpick Warriors and The Sticky-Sticky Pine. For ages 4-7.