To celebrate the launch of Mystery of the Missing Luck, a new kids’ book that features a Maneki Neko, we’ve teamed up with author Jacqueline Pearce to hold a special draw for a Lucky Cat prize pack. Mystery of the Missing Luck is a chapter book for kids ages 6-8 (published by Orca Book Publishers and illustrated by Leanne Fransen) about a young girl, her grandmother, and what happens when their Maneki Neko statue goes missing from the grandmother’s Japanese bakery.
The prize is a Lucky Cat bag full of unique Maneki Neko (beckoning cat) items from Japan (including a cute plush beckoning cat, a wooden prayer plaque from Gotokuji Temple where the first Maneki Neko originated, tabi socks, hashi/chopsticks, stickers, candy, charm, etc. as well as a signed copy of Mystery of the Missing Luck). All you have to do to enter the contest is leave a comment here on this blog (letting us know you’d like to enter and what you think of Maneki Neko or this blog). For extra chances to win, you can also leave a comment on our Lucky Cat Facebook page, and on the author’s blog and Facebook page. We’ll give you a draw entry for each comment (one entry per site). Spread the word by posting a link to the contest on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter, let us know, and we’ll give you another entry. We’ll be holding the draw May 20 and announcing the winner here and on Facebook.
This is a great prize for Lucky Cat fans of all ages –lots of kawaii Maneki Neko stuff! And, while the book is for kids just starting to read novels, it’s also great for older ESL students. Good luck!