Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)
Story by Raymond Nakamura, illustrations by Rebecca Bender.
Toronto: Pajama Press, 2014.
PZ8.1 .N343 P43 2014
Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)
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.
Feisty Momoko declares that she 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 is taller than a tree, 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.
Awards and Honours
2014 First & Best selection — Toronto Public Library
Publisher Pajama Press
Raymond Nakamura personal website