The Cat Who Went to Heaven SIGNED 1931 by Elizabeth Coatsworth illustrated by Lynd Ward - Newbery Medal - Animals - Buddhism

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Title: The Cat Who Went to Heaven

Author: Elizabeth Coatsworth
Illustrator: Lynd Ward

Description: Signed by Coatsworth on ffep. Third printing (May 1931). Beige cloth boards stamped in teal. Boards show soiling (damp stain on front); outer spine hinges darkened. Small bookseller label on ffep. Pages are generally clean. 57 pp. 9 x 7.5 inches. Illustrated by Lynd Ward.

Winner of the 1931 Newbery Medal. The story of a poor Japanese painter and his noble cat "Good Fortune." For a local temple, the painter is commissioned to paint the dying Buddha Siddhartha and the animals who have come to pay tribute to him. Herein, the Buddhist lore around various animals (snails, elephant, horse, swans, oxen, dog, Banyan deer, monkey, tiger) is presented. There is an underlying conflict around the belief that cats are too proud to be blessed--a belief that Good Fortune and the artist redeem.

Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893-1986) was an American writer of fiction and poetry for children and adults. Lynd Ward (1905-1985) was an America illustrator and author, known for his wordless novels composed of wood engravings.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Macmillan Company
Place: New York
Year: None

Language: English

Keywords: Lynd Ward, illustrated, Newbery Medal, Japan, artists, Buddhism, animals,

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