Funny Little Woman
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Funny Little Woman

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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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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 220.98 x 236.22 x 2.54mm | 113.4g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • illustrations (some colour)
  • 0140547533
  • 9780140547535
  • 170,919

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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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About Arlene Mosel

Arlene Mosel was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1921. She was a librarian and an author who wrote two award-winning children's picture books with Blair Lent: Tikki Tikki Tembo, which won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and was an ALA Notable Book as well as a New York Times pick for best children's book, and The Funny Little Woman, which won the Caldecott Medal and a 1974 Hans Christian Andersen International Children's Book Award.
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Rating details

2,971 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 37% (1,102)
4 30% (886)
3 24% (726)
2 7% (210)
1 2% (47)
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