If Not For The Calico Cat

If Not For The Calico Cat

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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.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2007.
ISBN: 9780525477792
Branch Call Number: CHR
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Serra, Sebastià 1966-- Illustrator

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forbesrachel Aug 14, 2013

On one side of the world we had Columbus, but the other side had its explorers too. Sailors have many superstitions, and in this case it is that a calico cat will bring good fortune, it seems they chose the wrong cat though. This one causes nothing but unintentional trouble, because it wants to find a good place to rest. The illustrations are comical, and keep the story from becoming too serious.

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