Peach Girl by Raymond NakamuraPeach Girl by Raymond Nakamura

Peach Girl

byRaymond NakamuraIllustratorRebecca Bender

Hardcover | May 15, 2014

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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.
Raymond Nakamura is an educational consultant and an avid science blogger who has worked with the Vancouver Aquarium, Nikkei National Museum, and Science World British Columbia. Now living on Canada's west coast, he explored his Japanese heritage while spending time at a marine station and teaching ESL in Southern Japan. Raymond's own ...
Title:Peach GirlFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.89 × 9 × 0.39 inPublished:May 15, 2014Publisher:Pajama Press Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1927485584

ISBN - 13:9781927485583


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely, gentle book This is a lovely book. Momo is a strong, spirited girl and the pictures are clear and beautiful. I'm a Communication Disorders Assistant and work with kids with language delays and autism. I could use this book to teach kids story prediction (What do you think will happen?). I could also use it to teach that sometimes what seems like a scary situation, really isn't.
Date published: 2014-08-04

Editorial Reviews

The illustrations by Rebecca Bender are bright, exciting and compliment the narrative very well. Plenty of peachy colors assist the light and fun tone. Readers looking for a strong female protagonist will enjoy Momoko's adventure in Peach Girl. - New York Botanical Gardens, "Children's Books Explore the Power of Community" - 20170804