If Not For The Calico Cat

By Mary Blount Christian; Sebastia Serra (Illustrator)
(Dutton Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780525477792, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 19, 2007

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The crew of The Jade Lotus watches other ships disappear from sight, sure that they have slipped over the edge of the world. To save themselves from the same fate, their cabin boy, Hiro, entices a calico cat aboard.

But the calico cat isn't happy; she misses her warm spot on the wharf. Roaming the ship, she runs through the flour barrel, walks over the captain's maps, causes havoc wherever she goes. Meanwhile, a mighty storm brews. Did this calico cat really bring the sailors good luck?

With a charming text and marvelously enchanting illustrations, If Not for the Calico Cat reaches a delightful--and unexpected--conclusion.

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