The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

  • Parent’s Choice Award
  • NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
  • IRA-CBC Children’s Choice
  • Child Study Association Children’s Books of the Year
  • CCBC Choice
  • Library of Congress Books for Children


Written by Momoko Ishii
Translated from Japanese by Katherine Paterson

A kind old man and his greedy wife pay separate visits to the tongue-cut sparrow and receive as gifts just what they deserve.

This book is out of print. If you would like to read this book, please visit your local library.

Dutton Books
ISBN 9780525671992