The Beckoning Cat (Hardcover)

By Koko Nishizuka, Rosanne Litzinger (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823420513, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2009

List Price: 17.95*
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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

Koko Nishizuka is a contributor for Holiday House Publishing, Inc. titles including: "The Beckoning Cat"

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.