The Beckoning Cat

The Beckoning Cat Cover

The Beckoning Cat

Based on a Japanese Folktale

By Koko Nishizuka; Rosanne Litzinger (Illustrator)

Holiday House, Library Binding, 9780823420513, 1pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2009

In this story based on a Japanese folktale, an impoverished boy named Yohei shares his dinner with a cat that appears on his doorstep. When Yohei faces a crisis, the cat remembers his generosity and brings help.

About the Author

Rosanne Litzinger's charming illustrations have appeared in numerous picture books, including, for Clarion, The Little Golden Lamb by Ellin Greene and Song Bird by Tololwa M. Mollel. She lives in Southern California.