The Loyal Cat by Lensey Namioka

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Striking cut-paper illustrations complement an elegant retelling of a legend from ancient Japan, in which a cat with magical powers finds an unusual way to help his poor, humble master.
 

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LENSEY NAMIOKA is the author of several books for children aLENSEY NAMIOKA is the author of several books for children and young adults, including Ties That Bind, Ties That Break; nd young adults, including Ties That Bind, Ties That Break; Mismatch; and Half and Half. She lives in Seattle, WashingtoMismatch; and Half and Half. She lives in Seattle, Washington. n.
 
Published September 1, 1995 by Harcourt.
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The learned priest Tetsuzan is poor, so poor that even the mice leave his temple.

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Neither warriors, wrestlers or the pompous prayers of famous priests can bring it back to earth-it's up to the cat's master to accomplish that task, and with the gold thus won, priest and cat resume to their simple, peaceful life.

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