The Funny Little Woman

Paperback | February 14, 1993

byArlene Mosel

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In this Caldecott Medal-winning 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.
 
“The pictures are in perfect harmony with the humorous mood of the story. . . . It’s all done with a commendable amount of taste, imagination, and style.”—School Library Journal (starred review)
 
“A beautifully convincing tale.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Using elements of traditional Japanese art, the illustrator has made marvelously imaginative pictures.”—The Horn Book
 
“Lent’s pictures are a lively blend of finely detailed, delicate drawings and rip-roaring good humor.”—The Boston Globe
 
“A good read-aloud with lots of suspense.”—Learning
 
Awards:
ALA Notable Children’s Book
Child Study Association Book of the Year
The Horn Book Fanfare

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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.

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In this Caldecott Medal-winning 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.   “The pictures are in perfect harmony with the humorous mood of the story. . . . It’s all done with a commendable amount of taste, imag...

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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.

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 des...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:February 14, 1993Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140547533

ISBN - 13:9780140547535

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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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.