Rabbit Ears Treasury of Far East Folktales
Peachboy ; The Boy Who Drew CatsAudiobook CD - 1991
Read by Sigourney Weaver
Original Music by Ryuichi Sakamoto
In this story, set in ancient Japan, a couple discovers a little boy inside a giant peach. Momotaro, the "Peachboy," grows up to become a courageous hero who vanquishes the evil band of ogres who have been tormenting his people. This is an adaptation of Japan's most revered folktale.
The Boy Who Drew Cats
Read by William Hurt
Original Music by Mark Isham
This is the story of a small Japanese boy whose only interest is in drawing pictures of cats despite his entire village's struggle to defeat a mysterious demon who plagues the countryside. The boy's peculiar talent, at first deemed useless, ultimately restores prosperity to the land in this haunting and enchanting tale.