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.
"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
ALA Notable Children's Book
Child Study Association Book of the Year
The Horn Book Fanfare