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!
School LIbrary Journal
A lively adaptation of a Japanese folktale…. The well-paced, carefully plotted text has a sprightly partner in its stylized, gently colored illustrations.
The New York Times
A sweetly illustrated retelling