In ancient China, there lived cats that looked like Siamese cats, without the dark markings, until a naughty kitten, Sagwa, tangles with a Foolish Magistrate, falls into an inkpot, and gives Siamese cats their unique coloring.
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Amy Tan wrote her first published essay, "What the Library Means to Me," at age eight. She has since become the author of two well-known works of fiction: The Joy Luck Club, which was chosen by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults; and The Kitchen God's Wife, named a 1991 Booklist Editor's Choice. Her first book for young people was the highly praised The Moon Lady, illustrated by Gretchen Schields (Macmillan). Her recent essay, "Mother Tongue," was included in the 1991 edition of Best American Essays. Prior to writing fiction, Ms. Tan worked as a language development consultant to programs serving developmentally disabled children. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Lou DeMattei.From AudioFile:
Amy Tan's light, airy voice includes the listener as if sharing a bedtime story. The naughty white kitten, Sagwa, comes from a long line of royal Chinese cats. Her mischief changes the spirit of the cruel magistrate and future for her ancestors. Tan tells the story simply and with little embellishment. She uses few character voices but seems to warm to her own telling as the story progresses. The story is repeated exactly on side two. Listeners who love cats, Asian folktales, and authors who read their own stories will find this a good choice. R.F.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Schields, Gretchen (illustrator). 1st Edition. Flawless brand new 1st Edition/1st Printing hardcover in flawless dust jacket SIGNED by Amy Tan and Gretchen Schields on the title page without inscription. The dust jacket has been put in a clear plastic sleeve for protection. Impossible to find a better copy. It will be packed in layers of bubble-wrap and shipped in a sturdy box to make sure it arrives in pristine, collectible condition. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABRP125
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Pu, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110027888355
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Book Description Macmillan, NY, 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Schields, Gretchen (illustrator). First Edition - First Printing. Mother cat tells her five kittens they are Chinese cats rather than Siamese cats. Jacket in mylar cover. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 004812
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027888355