Blair Lent and Arlene Mosel

“A lively little woman who loves to laugh pursues her runaway dumpling in this Caldecott Medal-winning story set in Old Japan—and must outwit the wicked three-eyed oni when she falls into their clutches.

“The images are in perfect harmony with the story’s humorous mood…” It’s all done with admirable taste, imagination, and style.” —From the School Library Journal (starred review)

“A stunningly convincing story.”

—The Book Review of the New York Times

“The illustrator has created marvelously imaginative pictures using elements of traditional Japanese art.”

—From The Horn Book

“Lent’s illustrations are a lively mix of finely detailed, delicate drawings and rip-roaring good humor.”

—From the Boston Globe

“A compelling read-aloud with plenty of suspense.”


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