The Cat Who Went to Heaven PDF/EPUB õ Cat Who Went

The Cat Who Went to Heaven PDF/EPUB õ Cat Who Went

The Cat Who Went to Heaven [KINDLE] ❆ The Cat Who Went to Heaven By Elizabeth Coatsworth – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk A Newberry Medal Winner This timeless fable has been a classic since its first publication in , and this beautifully illustrated edition brings the magic and wonder of the tale to a new generation of A Newberry Medal Winner This timeless Who Went PDF/EPUB é fable has been a classic since its first publication in , and this beautifully illustrated edition brings the magic and wonder of the tale to a new generation of readersIn 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 The Cat MOBI :Ú 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.


10 thoughts on “The Cat Who Went to Heaven

  1. Carol Carol says:

    This delightful little fable has a compilation of several meaningful animal stories within its pages with the cream of the crop saved for Good Fortune the cat.First published in 1930 and winner of the 1931 Newbery Medal, this wonderful little classic brings together an intelligent and loving white catwith spotsan impoverished Japanese artist, his sweet little housekeeper and a compassionate Buddha for a surprising miracle of an endingno spoiler here Sad and touching cat tale and you This delightful little fable has a compilation of several meaningful animal stories within its pages with the cream of the crop saved for Good Fortune the cat.First published in 1930 and winner of the 1931 Newbery Medal, this wonderful little classic brings together an intelligent and loving white catwith spotsan impoverished Japanese artist, his sweet little housekeeper and a compassionate Buddha for a surprising miracle of an endingno spoiler here Sad and touching cat tale and you may shed a tear.


  2. Duane Duane says:

    Elizabeth Coatsworth wrote poetry and novels, but she was best known for her children s books Her second one was The Cat Who Went to Heaven , which won the 1931 Newbery Medal for distinguished contribution to children s literature.It s the story of a poor Japanese artist and a very wise cat named Good Fortune It is set in ancient Japan and tells the history of the Buddha through a painting the artist is doing It s a great story set with good moral examples, but maybe a little old fashioned Elizabeth Coatsworth wrote poetry and novels, but she was best known for her children s books Her second one was The Cat Who Went to Heaven , which won the 1931 Newbery Medal for distinguished contribution to children s literature.It s the story of a poor Japanese artist and a very wise cat named Good Fortune It is set in ancient Japan and tells the history of the Buddha through a painting the artist is doing It s a great story set with good moral examples, but maybe a little old fashioned for the technology minded children of the 21st century


  3. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    A struggling Japanese artist, so poor he can hardly expect a good meal each day, is frustrated and annoyed when his housekeeper brings, not the food he had longed for, but a cat home from the market one day Although the cat, with her regal bearing, sweet disposition and adorable tri colored coat and short tail, subtly charms the artist, he isappalled than pleased to have her in his midst, considering her like all cats a goblin and a devil because long ago the cat did not pledge her A struggling Japanese artist, so poor he can hardly expect a good meal each day, is frustrated and annoyed when his housekeeper brings, not the food he had longed for, but a cat home from the market one day Although the cat, with her regal bearing, sweet disposition and adorable tri colored coat and short tail, subtly charms the artist, he isappalled than pleased to have her in his midst, considering her like all cats a goblin and a devil because long ago the cat did not pledge her loyalty to Lord Buddha as the other animals so was denied his blessing What a conundrum, then, when the artist is commissioned by the village s head priest to paint the death of Buddha for a hefty sum for the temple, For, though the housekeeper names the cat Good Fortune, an outcast cat overseeing the painting of such a revered scene at first seems anything but to the young artist Yet, as Good Fortune seems to devoted to the Buddha often sitting by his statue, and so attendant to the painting in progress the young artist begins to question his initial impressions of her.This sets up the bulk of the storyline for this slim novel The majority of the book involves the artist meditating on what it must have been to live the life of the Buddha, and to be each of the special animals that attended him at his deathbed and whom the Buddha had been in previous incarnations, so that he can paint them with the most sensitivity He paints snails, elephants, deer, dogs, apes and even tigers but when sweet Good Fortune becomes such a part of the artists life and painting experience, it becomes increasingly difficult for him to leave the cat out of his painting The book started a little slow for me, but as I seeped in it it did help reading it all in one sitting I began to feel and appreciate its subtle power and the gentle way it worked its lesson Since I have studied a fair bit about Asian cultures and religion, I was familiar with the story of the Buddha and admired how much Coatsworth conveyed with such economy of words I was not as familiar with each of the animals stories, though I did know the story of the Banyan deer from A Treasury of Wise Action Jataka Tales of Compassion and Wisdom I loved the ending it was absolutely beautiful and though it was definitely a big moral of the story I felt it had been so exquisitely wrapped up in the telling and purpose of the whole tale that it fit without being obnoxious or overbearing Much as I enjoyed and appreciated the story, I admit that I am a bit perplexed as to what wider audiences this might appeal to Although it is a children s book, I m not sure how many children would have the patience for or interest in the various little stories and some very young and sensitive readers might not fully understand the message and thus be very upset about the fate of the cat Still, I m very glad I read this with the Newbery Club in the Chilren s Book Group here on GoodReads This book won the Newbery Award in 1930 and I m glad that it is still available today The edition I got from the library received new illustrations in 2008 by Raoul Vitale and, while I would have loved to see the originals, I really enjoyed his work and though he did an especially wonderful job illustrating Good Fortune I think she is a Manx or, at least, reminded me a great deal of one of the sweet tempered and handsome Manx cats at the cat sanctuary where I volunteer


  4. Amy Amy says:

    This was shaping up to be a really charming story struggling artist wins a chance to paint a picture of the Buddha for the temple, which could propel him into stardom and alleviate his suffering He takes the opportunity to meditate on the life of the Buddha and the various animals he had taken the form of, and decides to paint each animal visiting on his deathbed I enjoyed the meditations on each animal form, how Buddha used each one to illustrate a philosophy His little cat, Good Fortune, This was shaping up to be a really charming story struggling artist wins a chance to paint a picture of the Buddha for the temple, which could propel him into stardom and alleviate his suffering He takes the opportunity to meditate on the life of the Buddha and the various animals he had taken the form of, and decides to paint each animal visiting on his deathbed I enjoyed the meditations on each animal form, how Buddha used each one to illustrate a philosophy His little cat, Good Fortune, watches him paint and seems to him to be asking to be included in the painting.And then, then end I really hated the ending view spoiler the artist didn t think the cat should be in the picture because cats are usually proud and self satisfied and refused to accept the teachings of Buddha But the cat was so sad, he decided to include her anyway When the cat saw that she was included, SHE DIED FROM JOY WHAT THE ACTUAL F hide spoiler I MEAN REALLY HATED IT In fact, I m dropping a star now that I m thinking about it again.I have decided to try the Newbery challenge again This one won the Newbery in 1931


  5. Kayt Kayt says:

    on my goose.this is one of the best books in existenceit only takes about an hour to readbut is too worth it to possibly describe.


  6. E.V. Emmons E.V. Emmons says:

    I read this book as a child, and I have to say it affected me profoundly, perhapsthan any other book I ever read It s a beautiful story, rich, historical, yet mystical I learned so much from reading this book, and I think every child should read it, I think it would help make them a better person, as I feel it had that affect on me To this day I still get tears in my eyes and get choked up when I read it Sad, and yet the most beautiful story I ve every read.


  7. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    I LOVE this story It s among my very favorite cat stories A must read for cat lovers


  8. The Dusty Jacket The Dusty Jacket says:

    Once upon a time, far away in Japan, a poor young artist sat alone in his little house, waiting for his dinner But on this particular day, dinner was not coming Instead, inside the housekeeper s little bamboo basket was a small white cat with yellow and black spots on her sides But the artist could barely provide for the two of them let alone a third Fortunately, a tri colored cat is a very lucky thing to have and so she was kept and named Good Fortune True to her name, good fortune follo Once upon a time, far away in Japan, a poor young artist sat alone in his little house, waiting for his dinner But on this particular day, dinner was not coming Instead, inside the housekeeper s little bamboo basket was a small white cat with yellow and black spots on her sides But the artist could barely provide for the two of them let alone a third Fortunately, a tri colored cat is a very lucky thing to have and so she was kept and named Good Fortune True to her name, good fortune followed her and soon the head priest from the temple arrived and commissioned the artist to paint the death of the lord Buddha It seemed that the luck of everyone and everything in the household was about to change Written in 1930 and awarded the Newberry Medal in 1931, The Cat Who Went to Heaven is a short book just 63 pages brimming with lessons of mercy, grace, and forgiveness Elizabeth Coatsworth s book has been reprinted twenty four times, but I suggest selecting the version containing Lynd Ward s exquisite illustrations His drawings bring an added depth and richness to Coatsworth s beautiful words and will allow readers to fully immerse themselves within this exotic and mystical world The Cat Who Went to Heaven is recommended for ages 10 and up, but younger audiences may enjoy it as a bedtime story The short chapters followed by a summarizing poem make it an ideal nighttime read Most of the book centers around the artist painting various animals which Buddha embodied throughout his life Each animal has its own story, and each story has its own moral including honesty, kindness, fidelity, and bravery The story is charming and flows like silk, but the ending is abrupt it even took me a bit by surprise and may not sit well withsensitive readers Not to spoil the story, but the title IS an indicator as to how this story ends so forewarned is forearmed Forgiveness is the centerpiece of this book and it was Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and human rights activist, who once said, Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning Coatsworth wrote her book a year before Archbishop Tutu was born, but she too must have realized the sentiment behind these words because through forgiveness, she has given Good Fortune a very happy beginning, which in turn gives her readers a truly happy ending


  9. Melanie Brinkman Melanie Brinkman says:

    Sometimes the things we think will bring us ruin may turn out to be the most beautiful miracles of all.When his housekeeper brings home a tiny white cat, a poor artist is angered He can barely afford to keep himself alive in ancient Japan, let alone afford to feed another mouse But when the villages head priest comissions a painting of the Buddha, things start to look up The artist then can t help but to wonder could the soul he believed to bring him suffering actually be bringing him luck A Sometimes the things we think will bring us ruin may turn out to be the most beautiful miracles of all.When his housekeeper brings home a tiny white cat, a poor artist is angered He can barely afford to keep himself alive in ancient Japan, let alone afford to feed another mouse But when the villages head priest comissions a painting of the Buddha, things start to look up The artist then can t help but to wonder could the soul he believed to bring him suffering actually be bringing him luck A tale of good fortune from supposed bad A story of a cat, a man, and a painting of One so humbly grand Trigger warning for poverty, and mention of animal death.Poor and down on his luck, our protagonist, known as the artist, was reluctant to house a creature who would only bringill will He may have been upset at his housekeeper s decision, but he did show a kind, softer heart, thethe story progressed As gorgeously meaningful images blossomed in his mind, I was awed by the consideration he put into his painting.Beautiful things blossom before and are inspired by the acts of beautiful souls Aided by his dutifully proud housekeeper and a smart cat named Good Fortune, the artist created his masterpiece It was interesting to see how both of them changed his life, bringing out different sides of him Good Fortune was such a fascinating companion, creating such a large impact on the lives she touched So much love, grace, and, intelligence within that little soul Initially, this title took away my breath and called up a tear As a pet parent how could I not be saddened by the thought of pain befalling a furbaby, yet after reading the synopsis, how could I not read this A simply immersive fable of stories about the life of a Buddha, the imagery conjured up by Elizabeth Coatsworth s prose was captivating Offset by the housekeeper s songs and delicate illustrations, The Cat Who Went to Heaven sweeps you along a short journey of smiles, excitement, and humbleness Unexpectedly perplexing, the ending brings about reflection and tears for multitude of reasons As much beauty as there is to be found within this tale I hesitate to recommended to animal lovers A lesson in sacrifice, love, and miracles, this is truly its own story.Keep your heart and eyes open to the tale of Good Fortune


  10. Donna Donna says:

    A delightful fable about a poor painter who is commissioned to create a masterpiece of the dying Buddha for the village temple The artist ponders and meditates on each element of the painting He spends time contemplating the meaning of each animal to be added, but is unable to include the cat, as legend tells that only the cat of all animals refused the teachings of Buddha When the painter rebels against tradition, and includes a cat in the painting, he is rewarded with a miracle A very good A delightful fable about a poor painter who is commissioned to create a masterpiece of the dying Buddha for the village temple The artist ponders and meditates on each element of the painting He spends time contemplating the meaning of each animal to be added, but is unable to include the cat, as legend tells that only the cat of all animals refused the teachings of Buddha When the painter rebels against tradition, and includes a cat in the painting, he is rewarded with a miracle A very good primer on the meaning of life, compassion, and love in the Buddhist religion Every word masterful and meaningful Highly recommended


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