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The Cat Who Went to Heaven

(1930)
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In ancient Japan, a struggling artist is angered when his housekeeper brings home a tiny white cat he can barely afford to feed. But when the village's head priest commissions a painting of the Buddha for a healthy sum, the artist softens toward the animal he believes has brought him luck.

According to legend, the proud and haughty cat was denied the Buddha's blessing for refusing to accept his teachings and pay him homage. So when the artist, moved by compassion for his pet, includes the cat in his painting, the priest rejects the work and decrees that it must be destroyed. It seems the artist's life is ruined as well - until he is rewarded for his act of love by a Buddhist miracle.

This timeless fable has been a classic since its first publication in 1930, and this beautifully reillustrated edition brings the magic and wonder of the tale to a new generation of readers.

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Hardback Editions

November 1990 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Cat Who Went to Heaven
Author(s): Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth
ISBN: 0-8085-3771-7 / 978-0-8085-3771-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tandem Library
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November 1990 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Cat Who Went to Heaven
Author(s): Elizabet Coatsworth
ISBN: 0-606-02575-8 / 978-0-606-02575-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins Publisher
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November 1978 : UK Hardback
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Title: Cat Who Went to Heaven
Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
ISBN: 0-460-06901-2 / 978-0-460-06901-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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July 1967 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cat Who Went to Heaven
Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
ISBN: 0-02-719710-7 / 978-0-02-719710-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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December 1949 : UK Hardback
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Title: Cat Who Went to Heaven
Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
ISBN: 0-460-05560-7 / 978-0-460-05560-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cat Who Went to Heaven
Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
ISBN: 1-4169-4973-9 / 978-1-4169-4973-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aladdin
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November 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cat Who Went to Heaven
Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
ISBN: 0-689-71433-5 / 978-0-689-71433-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aladdin
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August 1972 : USA Paperback
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Title: Cat Who Went to Heaven
Author(s): Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth
ISBN: 0-02-042580-5 / 978-0-02-042580-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company.
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Cat Who Went to Heaven
Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Publisher: Aladdin
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May 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cat Who Went to Heaven
Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Publisher: Aladdin
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