A childless couple's fervent wish is granted when they find a giant peach floating in the river and from it emerges a boy they named Momotaro.
Momotaro is raised well by his parents, taught to play music, trained as a warrior, and gains physical strength. He grows up kind, intelligent, and respectable.
In time, Momotaro goes on a journey to retrieve the stolen treasures of his village, and with his packed provisions of kibi dango, he gains friends who help him triumph over the enemies.
ADRIANA: I've always liked this Japanese folk tale. I like that they translated it to Filipino and that the illustrations are modern. My favorite detail is the monkey's vest.
RETOLD BY: Eugene Evasco
ILLUSTRATOR: Brent Sabas
PUBLISHER: Lampara Books
LANGUAGE: Filipino & English
DATE PUBLISHED: 2019