I Am Tama, Lucky Cat: A Japanese Legend

I Am Tama, Lucky Cat: A Japanese Legend

by Wendy Henrichs

Under the shadow of the white-capped mountains of Japan, a kind and gentle monk takes in a white cat with unusual markings and names him Tama, Lucky Cat. Tama watches as his new master teaches Buddha’s ways to poor farmers, caring for their welfare while ignoring his own empty stomach. Tama truly earns his nickname―“Lucky Cat,” when during a powerful thunderstorm, he sees a towering warlord on a white horse. The cat beckons the warrior forward just as a large branch crashes to the ground and lands right where the warlord had previously stood. In gratitude to Tama, the warlord lavishes gifts on the monk’s poor temple.


Ages: 5-9
Illustrated by: Yoshiko Jaeggi
ISBN: 9781561455898
Price: $16.95
Published by: Peachtree Publishers

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