Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat
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Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat

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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 ta...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Crown Books for Young Readers (first published February 16th 1993)
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Megan D. Neal
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 starvation, she feels her life is complete and her independence justified. When the cat disappears one day, this haughty, snobby woman has to learn how to unbend and seek help.

The illustrations were a beautiful pairing with this folktale. My girls and I really liked this story of a woman who learns she...more
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.
Story and illustrations are well-done. I always like a tale with a goor moral.
A wonderful book on friendship, and appreciating everything.
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