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Bernie keeps a barn full of animals the rest of the world has no use for-two retired trotters, a rooster, some banty hens, and a Muscovy duck with clipped wings who calls herself The Lady. When the cat called Whittington shows up one day, it is to the Lady that he makes an appeal to secure a place in the barn. The Ladys a little hesitant at first, but when the cat claims to be a master ratter, that clinches it.

Bernies orphaned grandkids, Abby and Ben, come to the barn every day to help feed the animals. Abby shares her worry that Ben cant really read yet and that he refuses to go to Special Ed. Whittington and the Lady decide that Abby should give Ben reading lessons in the barn. It is a balm for Ben when, having toughed out the daily lesson, Whittington comes to tell, in tantalizing installments, the story handed down to him from his nameless forebearer, Dick Whittingtons cat-the legend of the lad born into poverty in rural England during the Black Death, who runs away to London to seek his fortune. This is an unforgettable tale about how learning to read saves one little boy. It is about the healing, transcendent power of storytelling and how, if you have loved ones surrounding you and good stories to tell, to listen to, and to read, you have just about everything of value in this world.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Alan Armstrong started volunteering in a friends bookshop when he was eight. At 14, he was selling books at Brentanos. As an adult, every so often, he takes to the road in a VW bus named Zora to peddle used books. He is the editor of Forget Not Mee & My Garden, a collection of the letters of Peter Collinson, the 18th-century mercer and amateur botanist. He lives with his wife, Martha, a painter, in Massachusetts.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375928642
Author:
Schindler, S. D.
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Author:
Armstrong, Alan
Author:
Armstrong, Alan W.
Author:
illustrated by S.D. Schindler
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
Domestic animals
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Subject:
Legends
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20050726
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.60x5.76x.76 in. .75 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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