Book Detail

I Am Tama, Lucky Cat: A Japanese Legend

ISBN: 9781561459162

Contributors: Henrichs, Wendy (Author)
Jaeggi, Yoshiko (Illustrator)

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, 2016

Binding: Paperback (Readerbound Available)

Retail: $7.99

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1 copy: $6.23
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Under the shadow of the white-capped mountains of Japan, a white cat with unusual markings arrives at the door of a rundown temple. A kind and gentle monk takes him in and names him Tama, Lucky Cat. Tama watches as his new master teaches Buddhas ways to small gatherings of poor farmers. The monk worries about the peoples welfare, ignoring his own empty stomach. One night in a powerful thunderstorm, Tama sees a towering warlord on a white horse. The cat beckons the warrior to him just as a large branch crashes to the ground and lands right where the warlord had previously stood. In gratitude to Tama for saving his life, the warlord lavishes gifts on the temple and makes it his familys place of honor.

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