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In ancient Japan, a struggling artist is angered when his housekeeper brings home a tiny white cat he can barely afford to feed. But when the village's head priest commissions a painting of the Buddha for a healthy sum, the artist softens toward the animal he believes has brought him luck. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; According to legend, the proud and haughty cat was denied the Buddha's blessing for refusing to accept his teachings and pay him homage. So when the artist, moved by compassion for his pet, includes the cat in his painting, the priest rejects the work and decrees that it must be destroyed. It seems the artist's life is ruined as well — until he is rewarded for his act of love by a Buddhist miracle. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; This timeless fable has been a classic since its first publication in 1930, and this beautifully reillustrated edition brings the magic and wonder of the tale to a new generation of readers.

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ISBN:
9781416949732
Author:
Coatsworth, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Illustrator:
Vitale, Raoul
Illustrator:
Craig, Daniel
Author:
Vitale, Raoul
Author:
Coatsworth, Elizabeth Jane
Author:
Craig, Daniel
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Childrens classics
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Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr; bandamp;w interior illustration
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 2.555 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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