The crew of The Jade Lotus watches other ships disappear from sight, sure that they have slipped over the edge of the world. To save themselves from the same fate, their cabin boy, Hiro, entices a calico cat aboard. But the calico cat isnt happy; she misses her warm spot on the wharf. Roaming the ship, she runs through the flour barrel, walks over the captains maps, causes havoc wherever she goes. Meanwhile, a mighty storm brews. Did this calico cat really bring the sailors good luck? With a charming text and marvelously enchanting illustrations, If Not for the Calico Cat reaches a delightfuland unexpectedconclusion.Christian, Mary Blount is the author of 'If Not for the Calico Cat ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780525477792 and ISBN 0525477799.