Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: Square 4to;  pages
Publisher: New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, Inc., c1972.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Blair Lent
A charming first edition/first printing, end papers cracked, else Fine condition in somewhat tattered but mended dust-jacket with the Caldecott Medal.
This is the delicious story of a little woman in Old Japan who liked to make dumplings out of rice and also liked to laugh. "Tee-he-he-he." One day, a dumpling rolled through a hole and when the woman tried to catch it, she found herself on a very strange road under the earth. (from the dust-jacket)
Winner of the 1973 Caldecott Medal; Color Illustrations.