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The Chinese Siamese Cat by Amy Tan, illustrated by Gretchen Shields [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]

Chinese Siamese CatMing Miao tells her five kittens about their famous ancestor, Sagwa of China, who one day, during mischievous play, falls into the inkpot and walks all over the Foolish Magistrate’s dreaded Scroll of Rules, completely changing their grievous nature. The Magistrate becomes a hero to the grateful people and Sagwa is well rewarded.

PBS created a popular animated kiddie show based on the clever cat’s adventures, Sagwa: The Chinese Siamese Cat.

Review: “Asian American Titles,” What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature, Gale Research, 1997

Readers: Children

Published: 1994


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