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The Cat Who Went to Heaven
The Cat Who Went to Heaven
The Cat Who Went to Heaven
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Korean Title: Haneul-lo Olagan Goyang-i
Author: Elizabeth Coatsworth
Translator: Ok-su Kim
Publisher: Uri Gyoyuk
136 pages | 223*152mm

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About This Book

A little cat comes to the home of a poor Japanese artist and, by humility and devotion, brings him good fortune.

This short tale, which won the 1931 Newbery Medal for best contribution to American children's literature, is about a poor artist in Japan who is commissioned to paint a picture of Buddha's death. The story teaches children a little about Buddhism and about the concept of reincarnation. The artist paints pictures of the animals coming to be blessed by Buddha. But, legend said that cats never came. The artist's cat, Good Fortune, wishes to be included in the painting. Finally, the artist relents and Good Fortune dies from joy. But the priests now no longer want the painting since it doesn't agree with legend. The next day, however, they change their minds when a "miracle" occurs. Coatsworth was well-known for her children's stories and this short story is one of the classics of children literature.
--R. D. Allison


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