The Funny Little Woman (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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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.

While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the means of becoming the richest woman in Japan.

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Overview

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.

While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the means of becoming the richest woman in Japan.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881038613
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1993
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 804,762
  • Product dimensions: 9.75 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted December 14, 2009

    Good Book

    This is a great story to read to your kids! I've enjoyed this story as a child, and wanted my daughter to have the same good memories of this wonderful tale.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2007

    The Funny Little Lady gets the last laugh!

    I thought the Funny Little Lady was a very enjoyable children's book. I read it to my son, who is seven and he also enjoyed it very much. With each page he had a question as to where did the dumplin' go, where is she going, ahd what will she find. It is about a lady from Japan who seems to find humor at the silliest things. The colors aren't as vibrant as what I normally like, however, that did not seem to sway the interest of a child. You will want to read this book to find out how the funny little lady escapes from the terrible omi's and what secret she learns while there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2006

    Caldecott Winner The Funny Little Woman

    Have you ever wondered what would happen if you fell into a hole in the ground? Well this funny little woman done just that when she was cooking dumplings and one of them rolled into a hole. She went to go pick up the dumpling when the ground opened up and she when down in the earth. That is where she met these ¿monster,¿ which said, ¿I am going to take her home and have her cook for all of us.¿ The monster gave her a magic paddle that turned one grain of rice in to a whole pot full. Soon the woman missed home though so she escaped and went back home. She had quite a challenge in escaping the oni though. This book was written for five to eight year olds but I believe it is a little more suited for the upper end of that because when I read it to my five-year-old nephew he was a little scared of the oni. The books author, Arlene Mosel, who has written many other books, retold this old Japanese tale, with wonderful pictures that won the Caldecott Award. Mosel, Arlene. The Funny Little Woman. New York: Puffin Books, 1972

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2006

    Review for class

    The Funny Little Woman is an old Japanese tale retold by Arlene Mosel about a little woman who finds herself in an underground world surrounded by the 'evil Oni.' The little woman does escape with the help of a 'magic paddle', but you'll have to read the book to find out how! Mosel,Arlene. The Funny Little Woman. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1972.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2003

    A favorite.

    I first bought and read this to my youngest son when he was about 5. Have since read it to my grandchildren and have given a copy to their pre-school. It gives a glimpse into another culture while retaining the familiar elements of children's fairy tales. There are monsters, who are outwitted by laughter, both their own and that of the funny little woman (who has the most delightful giggle.) Plus, the heroine is an ordinary, older person who becomes the owner of something magical by overcoming misfortune. Last, but not least, it reads beautifully and has award-winning drawings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2002

    Good Old Book

    I read this book when i was my daughters age. I cant believe i actually remembered its title. It was one of my most favorite books when i was her age. Now im so glad i could find it, i know she will love it too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2000

    This book shows children it is okay to laugh at themselves

    I found this book to be very inspirational for children. The funny little woman shows her audience that it is okay to laugh at herself when things don't go her way. This is very important for children. I think children have to grow up to fast now a days, and they need to learn to laugh more and act their age. This story depicts this idea. I would recommend this book for any child no matter what age.

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