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Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat
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Author Amy Tan
Illustrator Gretchen Schields
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's book
Published 1994 (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages unpaginated (32)
ISBN 978-0-02-788835-5
OCLC 427452871

Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat is a 1994 children's book by Amy Tan. It is about a mother siamese cat telling her kittens how they obtained their distinctive seal point markings.


Sagwa, a young cream kitten, lives in the House of the Foolish Magistrate, a greedy man who only makes up rules that help himself. One day, Sagwa falls into an inkwell and accidentally changes one of the Magistrate's new rules. Little did Sagwa know, she would actually alter the fate (and the appearance) of both China, and the Chinese cats forever.


Amy Tan created an animated television series, Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat, of the same title that was aired on PBS Kids in 2001.

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