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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 Lady's a little hesitant at first, but when the cat claims to be a master ratter, that clinches it.

Bernie's orphaned grandkids, Abby and Ben, come to the barn every day to help feed the animals. Abby shares her worry that Ben can't 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 Whittington's 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.

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Synopsis:

This Newbery-Honor winning tale introduces Whittington, a roughneck Tom who arrives one day at a barn full of rescued animals and asks for a place there. He spins for the animals—as well as for Ben and Abby, the kids whose grandfather does the rescuing—a yarn about his ancestor, the nameless cat who brought Dick Whittington to the heights of wealth and power in 16th-century England. This is an unforgettable tale about the healing, transcendent power of storytelling, and how learning to read saves one little boy.

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:
9780375828652
Author:
Armstong, Alan
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Illustrator:
Schindler, S. D.
Author:
Armstrong, Alan W.
Author:
Armstrong, Alan
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
Domestic animals
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Subject:
cats;fiction;animals;fantasy;historical fiction;dyslexia;newbery honor;children s;talking animals;newbery;dick whittington;storytelling;england;juvenile;juvenile fiction;adventure;legends;children s fiction;children;folklore;animal;farm;cat
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.77x5.04x.55 in. .33 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , This Newbery-Honor winning tale introduces Whittington, a roughneck Tom who arrives one day at a barn full of rescued animals and asks for a place there. He spins for the animals—as well as for Ben and Abby, the kids whose grandfather does the rescuing—a yarn about his ancestor, the nameless cat who brought Dick Whittington to the heights of wealth and power in 16th-century England. This is an unforgettable tale about the healing, transcendent power of storytelling, and how learning to read saves one little boy.
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