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“Readers looking for a strong female protagonist will enjoy Momko’s adventure in Peach Girl” says New York Botanical Gardens

August 17th, 2017

“Peach Girl introduces Momoko, an ambitious little girl who sets out to make the world a better place!…The illustrations by Rebecca Bender are bright, exciting and compliment the narrative very well. Plenty of peachy colors assist the light and fun tone. Readers looking for a strong female protagonist will enjoy Momoko’s adventure in Peach Girl.” Click here to […]

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Raymond Nakamura on Family Heritage

May 24th, 2016

Raymond Nakamura is a Vancouver-based educational consultant, avid science blogger and the author of Peach Girl. He explored his Japanese heritage while spending time at a marine station and teaching ESL in Southern Japan. To celebrate Asian Heritage Month, we asked him if he’d be interested in writing a short piece for us about his […]

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Peach Girl is a Toronto Public Library First & Best Selection

November 19th, 2014

Peach Girl, the lively picture book writtenby Raymond Nakamura and illustrated by Rebecca Bender, has been selected as a Toronto Public Library “First & Best” book for 2014. The First & Best list, which features ten new Canadian books for children from ages 0–5, is carefully selected to increase young children’s reading readiness. Because, as […]

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The International Educator reviews Peach Girl

November 12th, 2014

“Based on an old Japanese tale, this picture book has the feel of a magical fairy tale. Momoko, the girl who magically appears out of a peach, bravely sets off to save the world from an ogre. Together with her animal friends, Momoko eventually finds the ogre who, it turns out, does not eat children […]

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Peach Girl Free Audiobook

October 15th, 2014

Enjoy the Peach Girl audiobook read by Raymond Nakamura, with Risa Nakamura as Momoko. You can also check out the Peach Girl book trailer here. Peach Girl Audiobook Sound Design by Rance Nakamura Recorded & Mixed by Rance Nakamura Peach Girl Theme composed by Rance Nakamura ©2014 Rance Nakamura ℗2014 Rance Nakamura All Rights Reserved.

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Smithsonian BookDragon extols the Peach Girl’s heroism

October 1st, 2014

“…Vancouver-based educator and science blogger Raymond Nakamura’s feisty Momoko is a truth-seeking explorer who doesn’t let gossip about overbearing size, sharp teeth, burning eyes, much less cannibalistic tendencies, deter her from having fabulous experiences. Artist Rebecca Bender celebrates Momoko’s girl power, and makes sure to imbue our intrepid hero with energetic charm and never-flagging spirit. Cleary, we should all […]

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Kirkus calls Peach Girl “winningly good-natured”

July 16th, 2014

“Armed with only her wits, her courage and some delicious peach dumplings cooked by the farmer, she meets a monkey, a dog and a pheasant who, lured by the dumplings, accompany her on her quest…The acrylic paintings feature a winsome girl, three friendly animals and a jolly green giant whose friendliness belies the tales told […]

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CM Magazine recommends Peach Girl

June 20th, 2014

“…Nakamura’s imaginative but slimmer version [of the iconic Japanese ‘Peach Boy’ story], features a gender twist and is lighter and somewhat quirky, with a fearless, daring heroine…Bender’s illustrations enhance and mimic the energy of the lighthearted story. Painted in acrylics on illustration board with a textured surface, the results are wonderfully appealing pictures, many featuring […]

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CanLit for LittleCanadians enjoys Peach Girl

June 17th, 2014

“…Based on a traditional Japanese folktale about a peach boy named Momotaro who fights demons, Raymond Nakamura updates the story with a strong female protagonist as an activist, rather than a warrior.  Her no-nonsense attitude and tact are the armaments of her endeavour, ones she embodies rather than carries. …Momoko’s disregard for rumours and the […]

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Quill & Quire features Peach Girl

June 3rd, 2014

In his engaging debut, author Raymond Nakamura puts a feminist bent on the Japanese folk tale Momotaro (Peach Boy). In Nakamura’s version, a young girl emerges from a giant peach discovered on the doorstep of an elderly couple (who are, notably, a farmer and her husband). Momoko, which translates as “Peach Girl,” is a feisty […]

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