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If Not for the Calico Cat
     

If Not for the Calico Cat

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by Mary Blount Christian, Sebastia Serra (Illustrator)
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525477792
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/19/2007
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.86(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Mary Blount Christian, the author of numerous children's books, lives in Humble, Texas.

Sebastià Serra lives in Barcelona, Spain. This is his first American picture book.

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If Not for the Calico Cat 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We read this story at Daycare and the kids all love it. I love that it has very developed text and good literary elements without being confusing to a kid. It's a cute story with some good and cute irony. Plus, I'm a sucker for good illustration!