Funny Little Woman


Author: Arlene Mosel

Illustrator: Blair Lent

MOSEL, Arlene. The Funny Little Woman. Pictures by Blair Lent. NY: E.P. Dutton [1972]. Oblong 4to, [40]pp. Light green cloth pictorially stamped in forest green. Color illustrations on nearly every page. Spine ends a tad rubbed, light discoloration at gutter of endpapers (likely due to binder’s glue), else a clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (medal affixed, spine ends lightly chipped, a few small closed tears along upper edge, slight foxing).

First edition. 1973 Caldecott Medal Winner! In this delightful 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 her laughing gives her away and lands her in their clutches.