Chin Yu Min and the ginger cat
Mary GrandPré’s debut picture book returns!
* “HIN YU MIN is nearly done in by her own haughtiness after she spurns the kindness of her neighbors. Encountering a cat catching fish with a graceful flick of its tail, she eagerly offers the creature a home in exchange for food. Complacent once again, the old woman rudely dismisses a beggar, giving him nothing but a torn and tattered basket—naware that her beloved cat is asleep inside.
"In a dynamic debut, Grandpré’ illustrations capture every humorous nuance, even as they convey Chin Yu Min’ anguish at her own folly. Armstrong’ vigorous text is rich with imagery and regional flavor, making the ultimate reunion of the repentant woman and her faithful feline all the more endearing. A treat to be savored.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred
An ALA Notable Book
A Bank Street College of Education Best Book
New York Public Library 100 Books for Reading and Sharing
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Chin Yu Min and the Ginger CatUser Review - Megan D. Neal - Goodreads
Chin Yu Min is newly widowed, but doesn't appreciate the kindnesses of her neighbours, and alienates herself. When a wise, talking ginger cat comes into her life and saves her from loneliness and ... Read full review
Review: Chin Yu Min and the Ginger CatUser Review - Goodreads
Signed by the illustrator: Mary Grandpre, who also illustrated the Harry Potter books. She came to visit my middle school. Her illustrations are gorgeous! This is a cute story of friendship and life lessons.