Japanese Reader Momotaro, the Peach Boy Video Review

Momotaro, the Peach Boy is now out for Kindle (soon for Nook and elsewhere!) and paperback. Here is a video showcasing the paperback.


Only $3.99 USD for the ebook and $8.99 for the paperback.

Japanese Reader Collection Vol 2: Momotaro, the Peach Boy

Momotaro, the Peach Boy
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Newly updated and soon to come out in paperback, Japanese Reader Collection Volume 2 now includes a revised Momotaro story and The Tortoise and the Hare. A download link for the MP3s of the story is also included.

Just for fun, see how CJ Martin went from this:

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to this:

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Click to read about the process on his blog.

(The Temporal, a thriller by CJ Martin and in English is FREE now for Kindle.)

Japanese Reader Collection Vol 2: Momotaro, the Peach Boy

Major update to Momotaro, the Peach Boy

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In an effort to make our backlist a greater value, we are doing full edits and also creating paperback versions of each one.

We just completed editing Japanese Reader Collection Volume 2: Momotaro, the Peach Boy.

Originally, this book was actually two ebooks: Momotaro and The Tortoise and the Hare. Now, for the same price as one, we’ve combined them and did a total reedit.

Plus, CJ Martin of The Temporal (FREE RIGHT NOW!!) and Tanaka fame did the cover. See a step by step blog post on how the cover was created. A Cartoon-style Book Cover from Start to Finish: Momotaro, the Peach Boy

Double Plus! It will be free tomorrow and thursday at Amazon.

Hikoichi, a Japanese Reader in Paperback for $6.99 + Video

Hikoichi — Japanese Reader Collection Vol 1 by Clay and Yumi Boutwell

Now in Paperback (and eBook) and ONLY $6.99 for the paperback! (USD)

• All Japanese have furigana (in the paperback) and romaji for those starting out.
• The book has 113 pages with four full traditional Japanese stories about Hikoichi and a complete glossary at the end.
• Every sentence is broken down word-for-word.
• The full story in Japanese only is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption.
• We have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don’t cheat! Work through the Japanese first!).
• Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study.

While beginners to Japanese can get a lot from this, hiragana knowledge is required.
We have kept the price as low as possible. It isn’t very often you can find books for learning Japanese under $10! With the MP3s included this is an exceptional value that will help you advance in your Japanese.

Available at Amazon.com and www.TheJapanShop.com

Get Our Newest Japanese Reader Lesson, Momotaro, FREE

For a limited time, buy Japanese Reader Collection Volume 1: Hikoichi and the Young Lord Download and get Japanese Reader Collection Vol 5: Momotaro, the Peach Boy FREE!
No coupon needed. If you don’t receive your download link for the two products within an hour of ordering, please email me.

Hikoichi and the Young Lord Download

ONLY $3.99

Hikoichi and the Young Lord Instant gratification! Purchase this PDF, eBook, and MP3 download pack and get instant download access. You can begin studying in minutes. Enjoy practicing your listening and reading skills with this story about a famous, young, and wise man who catches the attention of the local ruler. Beginners can get a lot out of this product, but hiragana and basic Japanese is required.

Momotaro, the Peach Boy

FREE (with purchase of Hikoichi)

Momotaro is by far Japan’s most famous fairy tale. Now, you can read this famous mukashi banashi in real Japanese. Momotaro is a boy born of a peach who grows up to be a brave and mighty man. Oni are invading the village. The villagers beg Momotaro to get rid of the menace. Together with three strange allies, Momotaro heads off to Onigashima to defeat the Oni boss. Beginners can get a lot out of this product, but hiragana and very basic Japanese is required.
Both products include:

  • PDF of the story with running gloss and explanations in English
  • Kindle & Nook formats for viewing on your favorite eReader device
  • MP3 of the stories read by native speakers
  • Works on PCs and Macs

Alternatively, you can purchase either at Amazon. Then forward me your Amazon.com receipt, and I’ll email you the download links for the MP3s and PDFs. The price is also $3.99. Email me after buying one and I’ll send you the other for free. [Amazon: Hikoichi and Momotaro]

(re)New Product: Japanese Reader Collection Volume 4: The Mouse Bride Download

Japanese Reader Collection Volume 4: The Mouse Bride

Built for Beginners of Japanese

We just finished revamping this reader. I listened to the MP3s for this last week and cringed… There was hiss; there were odd popping noises–it was just horrible. No wonder it was the second least popular download in our catalog!

This download, designed for beginners and upper beginners of Japanese, now has two new recordings: one at slow speed for beginners to easily follow along and one at normal speed. The PDF has been thoroughly edited and I’ve added Kindle and Nook (epub) formats to expand your options for how to use the product.

Works with PCs, Macs, Kindles, Nooks, and any device that can read PDFs, ePub, or MP3s.

  • An E-Book in Flash for interactive reading and listening
  • A 33 Page PDF (for printing) with every vocabulary defined after each line, the story in hiragana only (with spaces), the story in “real” Japanese, and the story translated into English
  • A slow MP3 recording of the story (newly rerecorded)
  • A normal speed MP3 recording (newly rerecorded)
  • Kindle and Nook ebook formats included
  • Works with PCs or Macs (the only difference is PC users use the .exe file for the Flash E-Book and Mac users use the flash embedded HTML file)
  • And as a special Flash bonus, “40 Common Japanese Family Names”–click on any name to hear it read.

* NOTE: If you bought this product before, please email me for a free update. (If you can find your order email, that would be great, but I should be able to look it up if you don’t have it handy)

Oh, and I’ve reduced the price too! It was $5.99. Now it is $3.99!

Please click here to learn more and view sample pages.