Fiction – Japanese Folklore
Have you ever read this ancient Japanese folklore story? I read it this morning and I like it. For this reason, I would like to tell you something about it. Momotaro means “Peachboy” because he was found inside a big peach that was floating in the river by an old woman. She and her husband took care of the baby, raising him with love. Momotaro grew into a happy and brave boy. He loved his family as well as the villagers around him.
One day he decided to go to the Ony monsters island to fight against them. They had been mean to the villagers by stealing things and scaring them. Momotaro left alone carrying his little bag which contained the special millet cake made by his mother. Along the way he met a dog, monkey, and a pheasant. He helped them and shared his food with them. They joined him and together they bravely fought the Ony monsters .
Momotaro gave back the treasure to the villagers and everybody was happy and not scared anymore.
TO SHARE MAKES YOU BRAVE!
BOOK REVIEW BY
“Liam” age 5 1/2