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
   
“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