Peach Boy and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories

Florence Sakade (Author) Yoshisuke Kurosaki (Illustrator)


This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents several Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories--providing insight into a rich oral culture.

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.

Drawn from Japanese folklore that has been passed down from generation to generation, the nine enchanting stories collected in this volume have been lovingly retold just for today's readers. They make perfect new additions for story time or bedtime reading. 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-loving children stories:
  • Peach Boy
  • The Magic Teakettle
  • Monkey-Dance and Sparrow-Dance
  • The Long-Nosed Goblins
  • The Rabbit in the Moon
  • The Rabbit in the Moon
  • The Tongue-Cut Sparrow
  • Sill Saburo
  • The Toothpick Warriors
  • The Sticky-Sticky Pine

Product Details

$12.95  $11.91
Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date
September 15, 2008
9.3 X 0.5 X 9.3 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Florence Sakade was an experienced editor and author of numerous books about Japan, including Tuttle Publishing's Urashima Taro and Other Japanese Children's Stories, Little One-Inch and Other Japanese Children's Stories, and Kintaro's Adventures and Other Japanese Children's Stories.

Yoshisuke Kurosaki
was one of Japan's most noted illustrators of children's books. He also illustrated Little One-Inch and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories.


"The books have a generous, easy-to-handle size and the text is produced in a large font. Charmingly decorated endpapers welcome readers. All of the artwork.--consisting of numerous full-page pictures and smaller detail illustrations.--is in color. The delicate paintings blend traditional images with touches of gentle humor. Incorporating straightforward language and clear dialogue, the retellings are accessible to youngsters and read aloud smoothly." --School Library Journal