Momotaro or the Peach-Boy single work   children's fiction   children's   fable  
Issue Details: First known date: 1992 1992
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An old woman finds a large peach in a river. As she is about to cut it, it falls apart and a small boy pops out. He has been sent by the gods to be the son of the woman and her husband. They name him Momotaro (Peach Boy). Years later, Momotaro leaves to battle demons who have occupied an island in the north of Japan. As he sets out, he meets a dog, a monkey, and a pheasant, all of whom join him in his quest.

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    y Folk Tales and Fables of Asia and Australia Barbara Hayes , Robert Ingpen (illustrator), Limpsfield : Dragon's World Children's Books , 1992 Z1052511 1992 selected work children's fiction children's A selection of seventeen folktales from Asia and Australasia that includes 'Baba Yaga and the Stepdaughter,' 'The Bridge of Magpies,' 'Rainbow Serpent' and 'Maui, the Fisherman.' Limpsfield : Dragon's World Children's Books , 1992 pg. 21-27
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