The Beckoning Cat by Koko Nishizuka

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

Koko Nishizuka retells the Japanese fable of the Beckoning Cat. This picture book promotes adaptability, family and gratitude.
Koko Nishizuka retells the fable of the Beckoning Cat. A Japanese symbol of luck seen in many shops and restaurants. Yohei sells fish to support his family while his father is sick.
Despite his family’s circumstances, he shares food with a hungry cat who wanders into the house. The next day, local people arrive at Yohei’s house to buy fish, saying the cat “waved her paw as if to say, ‘Come here.'”
The Beckoning Cat: Based on a Japanese Folktale by Koko Nishizuka
Illustrator: Rosanne Litzinger
Publisher: Holiday House Publishers (2009)
ISBN: 9780823420513

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