The Funny Little Woman: Arlene Mosel

The Funny Little Woman

Author: retold by Arlene Mosel
Illustrator: Blair Lent
Publisher: Dutton
Publication Year: 1972
Brief Summary: A retelling of a Japanese folklore where a little lady tricks demons, steals their magic rice paddle, and become one of the richest women in Japan.
Awards, Honors and Prizes: 

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Discuss folklore and its characteristics.
  • Social studies: Japanese culture, religion

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library


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