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In this elegant adaptation of Japan's most revered folktale, a young hero travels to the Isle of Death in order to vanquish a band of evil ogres. Full color book....

Title : Peachboy
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ISBN : 9780689801921
Format Type : Audio
Number of Pages : 587 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Peachboy Reviews

  • Ronyell
    2019-02-12 17:00

    “Peachboy” is one of the classics from Rabbit Ears’ “We All Have Tales” series and is probably the most dramatic and heartwarming story out of the whole series since East of the Sun, West of the Moon. With Sigourney Weaver’s tender narration, along with Ryuichi Sakamoto’s mesmerizing music and Jeffrey Smith’s beautiful illustrations, “Peachboy” is an instant classic that cannot be beat! Sigourney Weaver’s narration is so tender and soothing that she helps reinforce the intensity of this story, especially during the scenes of the emotional loss for the parents who lost their children to the ogres. Ryuichi Sakamoto’s music brilliantly captures the Japanese influence of the story making this story dramatic. Jeffrey Smith’s illustrations are beautiful as they brilliantly capture the essence of the Japanese characters. The image that probably stood out the most would be the image of Momotaro himself as he has a small and distinguished looking mustache and wears a traditional green Japanese outfit with a red belt that makes him look more heroic. Parents should know that the scene with the ogres might be a little scary to younger children. The ogres are drawn so realistically that smaller children will definitely be frightened and what will frighten children even more is the fact that these ogres had kidnapped many of the village’s children when they were young. This part of the story might scare young children as they will probably think that the ogres will kidnapped them at the middle of the night and parents should explain to their children that this is merely a fairy tale and that most of the creatures in this book (except the dog, pheasant and ape) are imaginary. “Peachboy” is a fantastic tale from Japan about the true power of friendship and courage and children will easily watch this video over and over again. I would recommend this video to children ages five and up since the scenes with the ogres might be too scary for smaller children. Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  • Mckinley
    2019-01-25 09:53

    Stories good, I think I'd like a different version though. This one seemed hurried.

  • Gabrielle
    2019-01-29 11:10

    I had never heard of this story before. This book is about a wife and a husband who lost their children by orges. They one day found a peach and it had a child inside of it. The child grew up quickly. The boy set out with a pheasant, ape, and a dog. They found the orges and set all of the children free. This story teaches children about teamwork and bravery. It was a good story, but it wasn't one of my favorites.

  • Brittany Cullen
    2019-02-14 15:53

    This tale was really interesting. A woman found a peach and cut it in half and out came a boy. the boy grew really fast and moved out on his journey. he met a dog, ape, and pheasant that were all obedient to what he said and then he came across ogres. the ogres were actually all the children that had been stolen and held prisoner. the boy sealed the hole and the place grew beautiful again. Teaches about good teamwork and how to solve problems and being happy with your friends and family.

  • Alex
    2019-02-19 15:56

    This is a book about a Japanese couple who lost their children when they were captured by the ogres. Then they found a giant peach in the river, and once again had themselves a son who eventually saved all of the captured people from the ogre island.

  • Alicia Lawrence
    2019-01-21 11:50

    When a couple finds a peach floating in the river, they open it to find a baby boy in it. Momotaro grows up to be incredibly strong. He fights terrible daemons and saves the village from them.

  • Dalton Dettbarn
    2019-01-24 09:52

    I thought this was different and interesting.