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- 2001 Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Title
A witty tale of delicious smells and rhythmic sounds aptly proves -- you often get what you pay for!
Long ago in the Japanese city of Yedo, there lived a fan maker named Yoshi who loved to eat broiled eels. Every night he watched his neighbor, Sabu, go off to catch eels, broil them on his hibachi, and wait for customers. "The eel broiler should share leftovers with his neighbor," muttered Yoshi. "The fan maker should buy eels from his neighbor," grumbled Sabu. But Yoshi loves the sound of the coins jingling in his money box too much to buy Sabu's eels. Sitting alone, eating boiled rice and enjoying the smell of Sabu's cooking, he is content-until Sabu presents him with a bill for all the eels he has smelled! How Yoshi repays Sabu makes for a witty, satisfying tale about the pleasures of give and take-proving that in life, as in business, you often get what you pay for.