The Loyal Cat
illustrated by Aki Sogabe
published in 1995


Appropriate age:
Older Kid (age 8-11)
Reading level:
Genre: Fiction
Cultures: Japan, Asia Oceania
Subjects: Magic, Cats, Fairies, Fairy Tale


Striking cut-paper illustrations complement an elegant retelling of a legend from ancient Japan, in which a cat with magical powers finds an unusual way to help his poor, humble master.