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The Seven Gods of Luck

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  8 reviews
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!

"A lively adaptation of a Japanese folktale.... The well-paced, carefully plotted text has a
Paperback, Anniversary Edition, 36 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Stillpoint Digital Press (first published 1997)
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I like Asian storries and this folklore retelling was cute and sweet. I enjoyed learning about this particular new year's tradition of the Japanese people with the added bonus of a fun portrayer of the seven gods of luck. Awesome!

Jinky is Reading

Present a Japanese New Year's custom to elementary age student's! This is a fun tale of a brother and sister who when faced without the expected celebration, decided to do put forth effort to make it better. When all seemed hopeless, events took an unexpected turn.

There is a few valuable lessons that are presented on unselfishness, service and perseverance.

The illustrations were nicely done by Linda Finch. The are slightly dull and simple but depicts the story well. They definitely give the audi
E.  Talamante
A book about sharing and the New Year in Japan. When two kids realize that their mother cannot afford a proper New Year's meal for the family, the children pitch in, deciding to sell the things they have made. A trade and a few prayers later, and they are rewarded for their generosity and honest hearts.
Lyle Appleyard
I received this book book from the publisher when the book I had won a Goodreads Contest when another book I had won was delayed in being sent to me.

The story is a simple Japanese folktale with a wonderful moral. The illustrations are very well done. With the large pages, this book will be good for storytime. then it has a happy ending, which all stories for younger children should have

I enjoyed the book. This would be a bood book for a younger audience. I would recommend the book for anyone who
Matthew Weymar
Alden: 5 stars. It's a nice message.
Me: A brother and sister make their own luck.
Kelli Lynn Dwyer
Dec 07, 2012 Kelli Lynn Dwyer marked it as to-read
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I just wanted to thank for doing this giveaway, and to say that I'm very happy to have won a copy. Once I receive it in the mail I plan on reading it, giving it took my cousin who loves to read, and then review it with both of our thoughts.
Leanne Feathers
This book is one of my favorites out of all the books I have read so far for this assignment. It is very cute and family oriented. The children want so badly to make the holidays the same as every year and they cannot, but they are generous and do not expect anything but end up getting more than what they expect!!
Feb 17, 2008 Mimi rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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David Kudler is a writer and editor living just north of the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife, actress, teacher, and author Maura Vaughn, their author-to-be daughters, and their apparently non-literary cat. .

He serves as publisher for Stillpoint Digital Press. Since 1999, he has overseen the publications program of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, for which he has edited three posthumous volumes of
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