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The Funny Little Woman

Written by Arlene Mosel & illustrated by Blair Lent
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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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Who Wrote The Funny Little Woman

Arlene Mosel
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Who Illustrated The Funny Little Woman

Blair Lent

<b>Blair Lent</b> received the Caldecott Medal for <i>The Funny Little Woman</i> by Arlene Mosel. He has also received three Caldecott Honors. He is the illustrator of Ms. Mosel’s <i>Tikki Tikki Tembo</i>, a bestseller since its publication in 1968. Blair Lent lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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