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Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat
Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat
Author: Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN-13: 9780785784876
ISBN-10: 078578487X
Publication Date: 10/1999
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
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Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
Book Type: School Library Binding
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Chin Yu Min And The Ginger Cat, written by Jennifer Armstrong and Illustrated by Mary Grandpre, is yet another fine example of Mary Grandpre's brilliance as an illustrator. Mary Grandpre's paintings linger in the imagination long after the pages have been turned. Jennifer Armstrong does a fine job of adapting a Chinese folktale. Chin Yu Min is the wife of a wealthy man. Chin believes this puts her above everyone in her village. Chin is imperious, haughty and snobbish. When Chin's husband drowns and she runs out of money, Chin refuses the kind offerings of help from the other villagers. One day Chin meets a mysterious cat at the fishing docks who helps return Chin to her previous financial status. It is only when Chin loses the cat that she learns the real value of friendship and humility. Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat is delight for children of any age.