Edit #2:Aha! This is why this story sounds do familiar! I've listened to a similar story before. This sounds like it's based off of a Japanese folktale by the same name. Thanks Mom and Dad for reading me stories at night when I was a kid. Edit: Ohhhh a cover and a description! I totally love the sound of this book. Sounds reminiscent of classic fairy tales where the nice but poor girl helps out an old lady, who happens to be a magical person in disguise. Also, I've been looking to read more adult fiction and what's better than a Patrick Ness book? I cannot wait!End of edit. My logic: Patrick Ness wrote it so must be good.