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Dick Whittington (Favourite Tales)

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Published by Ladybird Books Ltd .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Fiction,
  • Picture books

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsMaria Aitchison (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7862249M
ISBN 100721415555
ISBN 109780721415550

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  Whittington is a Newbery Honor book, and reading it gave me an insight into the award: it's for books that adults want children to like, not books that children might actually like (ex/Diary of /5. The classic English folktale retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. When Dick Whittington hears that the streets of London are paved with gold, he can’t wait to seek his fortune. But things don’t quite work out how he expects. Dick Whittington and His Cat is a picture book written and illustrated by Marcia Brown. The book is a retelling of the English folkltale of the same name. The book was a recipient of a Caldecott Honor for its : Marcia Brown.   Brief Book Summary: This is a story about a homeless boy name Dick Whittington who moved to London. Dick found a job in a kitchen and a home in an attic that was infested with rats, and so he bought a cat who became his best friend/5.

Dick Whittington And His Cat book. Read 11 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Ladybird Tales Series. Published in , 1st. Edition/5. Dick Whittington was a very little boy when his father and mother died; so little, indeed, that he never knew them, nor the place where he was born. He strolled about the country in ragged clothes, till he met with a wagoner who was going to London, and who allowed him to walk all the way by the side of his wagon without paying anything for his /10(81). Whittington, a newcomer, regales everyone with the tale of his ancestor (Dick Whittingston's cat) while animals have their drama and a boy named Ben struggles to overcome his reading difficulties. The talking animal quality to the story is wonderfully reminiscent of old-time classics such as Charlotte's web and makes me wish I could talk to my own cat/5(71). The Story of Dick Whittington, Lord Mayor of London in the Years , , & A.D. Carr, G. Published by Longmans, Green and Co., London ().

Dick Whittington goes to London to make his fortune, but gets a cat! What happens when Dick gives his cat to a wealthy man? For over thirty-five years, the best-selling Read it yourself with Ladybird has helped children learn to read. All titles feature essential key words. Story-specific words are repeated to practise throughout. Designed. The second is the cat's retelling of the story of his famous ancestor, Dick Whittington's cat. The story of Dick and his cat, based in reality but told in legends dating back to the early 17th century and recounted in several modern books listed in the Endnote, is a rags-to-riches tale of a poor boy led to fame and fortune by an unusual pet Author: Alan Armstrong. Whittington, a newcomer, regales everyone with the tale of his ancestor (Dick Whittingston's cat) while animals have their drama and a boy named Ben struggles to overcome his reading difficulties. The talking animal quality to the story is wonderfully reminiscent of old-time classics such as Charlotte's web and makes me wish I could talk to my own cat/5(72). Dick Whittington, English merchant and lord mayor of London who became a well-known figure in legend and traditional pantomime. Whittington, who was the son of a knight of Gloucestershire, opened a mercer’s shop in London that supplied velvets and damasks to such notables as Henry Bolingbroke.