The Funny Little Woman

by Arlene Mosel

Puffin | March 6, 1993 | Picture Books |

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A giggly lady from Japan chases a rolling rice dumpling and is captured by a fearsome oni. 1973 Caldecott Winner

Format: Picture Books

Published: March 6, 1993

Publisher: Puffin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140547533

ISBN - 13: 9780140547535

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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The Funny Little Woman

by Arlene Mosel

Format: Picture Books

Published: March 6, 1993

Publisher: Puffin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140547533

ISBN - 13: 9780140547535

About the Book

"Based on a tale by Lafcadio Hearn"--T.p verso.

From the Publisher

A giggly lady from Japan chases a rolling rice dumpling and is captured by a fearsome oni. 1973 Caldecott Winner

From the Jacket

In this tale set in Old Japan, a lively little woman who loves to laugh pursues her runaway dumpling-and must outwit the wicked three-eyed oni when she lands in their clutches.

About the Author

Author and illustrator Blair Lent was born on January 20, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received a degree in art from the Boston Museum School in 1953. He travelled to Switzerland and Italy on a study grant and then worked for the Container Corporation of America designing tin-can labels and for the Bresnick Advertising Company designing bank loan advertisements. He wrote and illustrated Pistachio, which was published in 1964. He also wrote and illustrated John Tabor's Ride (1966); Baba Yaga (1966) using the name Ernest Small; Bayberry Bluff (1987); Molasses Flood (1992); and Ruby and Fred (2000). He specialized in illustrating international folk tales retold by other writers including The Wave (1964); Tikki Tikki Tembo (1968); Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky (1968); Little Match Girl (1968); and The Funny Little Woman, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1973. He died of pneumonia on January 27, 2009 at the age of 80.

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In this tale set in Old Japan, a lively little woman who loves to laugh pursues her runaway dumpling-and must outwit the wicked three-eyed oni when she lands in their clutches.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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