Thursday, June 30, 2011

Nominee #2: The Beckoning Cat

The Beckoning Cat: Based on a Japanese Folktale 
by Koko Nishizuka
Illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger

A long time ago in a village by the sea, a white, mud-covered cat appeared on Yohei's doorstep. Yohei was very poor, but he welcomed the stray and shared his dinner with her before she disappeared. Later when Yohei's father grew ill, the boy became desperate -- how could he work if he had to stay at home to care for his father? But the little white cat remembered Yohei's generosity and returned, bringing help with a wave of her paw.

Taken from Jacket Flap.

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