The Boy Who Drew Cats

The Boy Who Drew Cats There once was a boy who could not stop himself from drawing cats He drew them everywhere even where they should not be on the temple walls and in the priest s books Although the cats sometimes got t

  • Title: The Boy Who Drew Cats
  • Author: Margaret Hodges Lafcadio Hearn
  • ISBN: 9780823415946
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Hardcover
  • There once was a boy who could not stop himself from drawing cats He drew them everywhere, even where they should not be on the temple walls and in the priest s books Although the cats sometimes got the boy in trouble, one day they found a way to reward their skillful creator.

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    About "Margaret Hodges Lafcadio Hearn"

    1. Margaret Hodges Lafcadio Hearn

      Margaret Peggy Hodges was an American writer of books for children.She was born Sarah Margaret Moore in Indianapolis, Indiana to Arthur Carlisle and Annie Marie Moore She enrolled at Tudor Hall, a college preparatory school for girls A 1932 graduate of Vassar College, she arrived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband Fletcher Hodges Jr when in 1937 he became curator at the Stephen Foster Memorial She trained as a librarian at Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon University, under Elizabeth Nesbitt, and she volunteered as a storyteller at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Beginning in 1958 with One Little Drum, she wrote and published than 40 books Her 1985 book Saint George and the Dragon, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, won the Caldecott Medal of the American Library Association She was a professor of library science at the University of Pittsburgh, where she retired in 1976.Hodges died of heart disease on December 13, 2005 at her home in Oakmont, Pennsylvania She suffered from Parkinson s disease.She wrote her stories on a notepad or a typewriter I need good ideas, and they don t come out of machines, she once said.

    366 thoughts on “The Boy Who Drew Cats”

    1. Now, I will admit that I had actually read the popular Japanese folktale, “The Boy Who Drew Cats” before; my first exposure being to the Rabbit Ears’ version of the folktale which was narrated by William Hurt. Well, imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered that there was another version of the classic Japanese folktale that was written by Margaret Hodges along with illustrations by Ari Sogabe that was just as memorable as Rabbit Ears’ version of The Boy Who Drew Cats!The story s [...]

    2. This is a spooky, but entertaining story about a young Japanese boy who survives a night in a haunted temple. His artwork both gets him in trouble and saves him. The story is fun to read aloud and the illustrations are fantastic. I thought it was fascinating that the story is based on the artist Sesshu Toyo, who lived in the fifteenth century. We really enjoyed reading this book together.

    3. Margaret Hodges adapts and Aki Sogabe illustrates the story of 15th-century artist Sesshu Toyo from Lafcadio Hearn's Japanese Fairy Tales.Sesshu Toyo's drawings were so realistic that they were said to come to life. This story tells of his childhood, when he was constantly in trouble for drawing on surfaces that he shouldn't have. Afraid of being punished, he hid in a temple that had been taken over by demons. When the demons came to eat him as he slept, his drawings of cats came to life and sle [...]

    4. I learned about this Japanese folktale from the book Wild Things by Clay Carmichael. This is a story about a Japanese boy who is the youngest boy in his large family. Because he isn’t physically built for farm work like the rest of his family, his parents decide to have him apprentice to the town’s priest so that he might become a priest one day.However, the boy has an odd desire to draw cats all of the time. When he’s at the temple, he draws cats everywhere—enough to make the priest tel [...]

    5. This story is based on the legend of Sesshu Toyo, whose ink drawings at the Zen Monastery (drawn in the 15th century) were said to be so realistic that the illustrations would spring to life.I am glad my cats were not hunters like the ones drawn by the young artist on the screens of the temple.The story is well told but the illustrations are not as good as they could be. In a picture book, the pictures need to jump out at you and grab your attention. These did not which is why I gave the book on [...]

    6. FAIRY TALE This book was imaginative and creative. Diversity was present, allowing children to be introduced to a culture they may not be familiar with. Other lessons are present as well, such as following your heart. The pages include paragraphs and the story line unfolds neatly. More literary devices could be implemented to make the vocabulary more fun. The story is a young boy who lives in a village. He loves to draw cats. His parents want him to become a priest, so he goes to visit one. He d [...]

    7. This is a story based off of a legend of the artist, Sesshu Toyo, who drew ink drawings that were so realistic they'd "spring to life." It tells about a young boy who was to become a Japanese priest but he loved art, and would later become an artist. The author retold this story based off of a legend by Lafcadio Hearn, who learned it from his Japanese wife.

    8. A decent version of this Japanese folktale, but extremely over simplified, and lacking the narrative development necessary to make the ending pay off.

    9. The Boy Who Drew Cats is adapted from Lafcadio Hearn’s Japanese Fairy Tales, the story was originally published as a pamphlet in Tokyo by Takejiro Hasegawa. It is based on a legend of Sesshu Toyo, a Japanese artist from the fifteenth-century.In a small country village in Japan, a young boy lives with his family of farmers. As all his siblings help out in their own roles at the farm, he is very clever but weaker and smaller than his brother and not likely to be fit for hard farm work. Brought t [...]

    10. The Boy who Drew Cats is about a clever but tiny little boy that had a passion for drawing cats. Due to his size his parents sent him to become a priest. Throughout the story, the clever little boy faces many challenges but by the end of the story his passion for drawing cats sizes not only himself but the city.I enjoyed the book and found it very entertaining. I could relate to the story because growing up I was not the most popular student but I stuck to what I enjoyed doing and it eventually [...]

    11. I randomly came across this book at the library and decided to read it before I left. The artwork was very nice, and I think it embodied the traditional Japanese style nicely without becoming inaccessible to children. The story, on the other hand, was intriguing, especially since I don't read stories based on old Japanese folk tales as much as I would like to; however, it left me kind of cold in the end. I know the intended audience is for children, but I felt like nothing was really explained. [...]

    12. A good story to read when your Japanese culture storytime for ages 5-10 ends up being attended by junior highers instead!This is a version of one of the first Japanese stories I ever read, from my parents' small book of Japanese Fairy Tales. When, as a little girl, I saw that book on their shelf, I thought to myself, "Fairy tales are for children! That must be a book for me!" I will never forget reading the story for the first time. It's pretty scary!This version isn't too graphic as far as illu [...]

    13. Children who spend time drawing instead of doing things they are supposed to be doing will feel vindicated. See, teachers were constantly throwing away my drawings, and they could have saved me from an evil rat-goblin.

    14. A Japanese children's book that tells the tale of farmers sonwho takes a new path and discovers that by using his unique talenthe is still able to contribute. I really like that the boy has strongenough conviction to follow his heart and not just the rules that areimposed on him.

    15. Not my favorite rendition of this folktale. It's got some amazing illustrations by Aki Sogabe, but the text is rather bland and doesn't really catch the excitement of the story.

    16. Also listened to this as part of: Plum boy! and other tales from Japan by Eizabeth Falconer which is a great cd of stories.(She was a children's librarian and wrote for young people.)

    17. kind of a weird story, but the legend is based on the japanese artist from the 15th century who drew very lifelike ink drawings.

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