Perhaps the most beloved of all Japanese folk tales is the story of Momotaro, the boy born from a peach. Momotaro's expedition to the Land of Demons, accompanied by his faithful companions, the Dog, the Monkey and the Pheasant, is filled with fun and excitement for all young readers. Ioe Saito's fantastically detailed, brilliantly colorful illustrations, originally painted over half a century ago are paired with the lilting verse of writer, translator and lyricist Ralph F McCarthy. Written in both English and Japanese with a page of notes to help with the translation. 5" x 7".48 pages. Ages 7 and up.