The Giant Golden Book of Dogs, Cats and Horses Hardcover Stories and Poems...illustrations in full color By Elizabeth Coatsworth With Three Stories by Kate Barnes Pictures by Feodor Rojankovsky Copyright 1957 Golden Press, New York.
Mother, Mrs. Harding, reads the astounding letter from Uncle John who lives and owns a commercial apple orchard near Tacoma WA. Listening are Father, Mark Harding, of high school age, and Lucy Harding of grade school age. Not presently there is Jim Harding, and he is a year younger than Lucy. The cat belongs to Lucy and is named Persia. (The author describes Persia as a "shag, better known as a Maine Coon cat)
The Cat Who Went to Heaven is a 1930 novel by Elizabeth Coatsworth that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1931. The story is set in ancient Japan, and is about a penniless artist and a calico cat his housekeeper brings home.