From acclaimed author Amy Tan comes an entirely different kind of heroine: She's playful. She's curious. She's imaginative. She's Sagwa-the Chinese Siamese Cat!
There's an old folktale that if you dig a hole straight through the center of the Earth, you will end up in China. Sagwa is an easier way for children to explore this rich and fascinating culture.
Sagwa lives in the palace, which is nice but not very exciting. Then she sees a bunch of acrobat cats-acrocats! Now she doesn't want to practice her calligraphy anymore, she wants to be an acrocat! But being an acrocat (or is it catrobat? Sagwa isn't sure.) is hard work and needs lots of practice. Sagwa realizes that she may never be a great acrocat, but she has many talents all her own.