"Before you go out into the world," Ming Miao told her five kittens, "you must know the true story of your ancestors...."
And so begins the story of Sagwa of China, a mischievous, pearl white kitten. Sagwa lived in the House of the Foolish Magistrate, a greedy man who made up rules that helped only himself. One day, Sagwa fell into an inkwell and accidentally changed one of the Foolish Magistrate's rules. Little did Sagwa know she would alter the fate and the appearance of Chinese cats forever!
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A beautifully written story about why Siamese cats are really Chinese cats, and why their faces, ears, paws, and tails turn darker as they grow up.May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat
"In this charming original folktale, a mother cat tells her kittens the true story of their ancestry. Schields's energetic illustrations prove an atmospheric counterpart to Tan's vivaOct 08 2001 | Read Full Review of Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat
Thus the story of Sagwa the Chinese Siamese Cat was born -- and the real Sagwa was so happy with the story that she lived to a ripe old age.Nov 18 2004 | Read Full Review of Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat
This series presents a thorough introduction to another culture: Chinese characters are shown, Mandarin Chinese is sung and spoken, mythological animals such as dragons are referred to, and the food, dress and customs are Chinese.| Read Full Review of Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat
Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat's message is the same in any language: Kittens just want to have fun.Sep 03 2001 | Read Full Review of Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat
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