The Seven Gods of Luck

The Seven Gods of Luck

by David Kudler, Linda Finch

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"A lively adaptation of a Japanese folktale.... The well-paced, carefully plotted text has a sprightly partner in its stylized, gently colored illustrations." - School Library Journal

"A sweetly illustrated retelling" - The New York Times

Fifteenth Anniversary Edition
with new notes by author David Kudler

Sachiko and Kenji just want to welcome the new year in the proper way, but their mother tells them they don't have the money for a New Year's feast.

An act of generosity brings help from an unexpected source in this heartwarming Japanese classic.

May the Seven Gods of Luck visit you!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015933222
Publisher: Stillpoint Digital Press
Publication date: 11/02/2012
Series: Winter Tales , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

A native of Sausalito, California (famous mostly for being the town at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge, and for having a cookie named after it), David Kudler is an author, editor and performer. Since 1999, he has overseen the publications program of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, where he has served as the managing editor of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series. He recently launched his own publishing firm, Stillpoint Digital Press.

He lives in Mill Valley, California (the next town north from Sausalito) with his wife, teacher and author Maura Vaughn, their two author-to-be daughters, and their non-literary cat.

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Seven Gods of Luck 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My five year old loves the story--the characters of the gods especially. I like the pictures--street life in japan.
LAWonder More than 1 year ago
Present a Japanese New Year's custom to elementary age student's! This is a fun tale of a brother and  sister who when faced without the expected celebration, decided to do put forth effort to make it better. When all seemed hopeless, events took an unexpected turn. There is a few valuable lessons that are presented on unselfishness, service and perseverance. The illustrations were nicely done by Linda Finch. The are slightly dull and simple but depicts the story well.  They definitely give the audience a flair of the Orient. The story was written simply, presenting the main points clearly. After the story is told, the author ads some follow-up information which can be used for further enlightenment and discussion. This is short and perfect for children's story time. It can be purchased in a large paperback, enabling a group to easily see the pictures. It is book worthy of recommendation. My review of this book gives it a Four Stars rating. This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review, of which I have given.