“A lively adaptation of a Japanese folktale…. The well-paced, carefully plotted text has a sprightly partner in its stylized, gently colored illustrations.” – School Library Journal
“A sweetly illustrated retelling” – The New York Times
Fifteenth Anniversary Edition
with new notes by author David Kudler
Sachiko and Kenji just want to welcome the new year in the proper way, but their mother tells them they don’t have the money for a New Year’s feast.
An act of generosity brings help from an unexpected source in this heartwarming Japanese classic.
May the Seven Gods of Luck visit you!