The Whittington story
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The Whittington story from three countries to the city by Michael Whittington

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Published by M. Whittington in Coates .
Written in English


  • Whittington family.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementby Michael Whittington ; with a foreword by the Guildhall librarian of the City of London ; illustrated by Jennifer M. Thomas.
The Physical Object
Pagination103p. :
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15349265M
ISBN 100951351001

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The story of Dick Whittington, as fictional and legendary as it might, has always been one of my favorites tales and I can't believe I never knew there was a Newbery honor novelization of the story. "Whittington" is a quick, can't-put-down read and I very much feel it deserved its /5(70). Whittington tells the story of a hardened barn cat named Whittington and interlaces his adventures with those of his ancient ancestor from fourteenth-century England. The cat Whittington is named. Who was Dick Whittington? Watch this story, one of our 'British tales' videos about characters and people from British history, to find out! Story by LearnEnglish Kids. Animation by Slurpy Studios. Print the story. Print an activity for the story. Print the answers. Do you know another story where an animal helps someone? Write a comment and.   The second is his retelling to the other barn animals and Ben and Abby, 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 s and recounted in several modern books listed in the Endnote, is a rags-to-riches tale of a poor boy led to fame 4/5.

This Newbery honor book is the story of families of origin and families of creation. It is also a tale depicting the power of love and of story. Framed within the present in which Ben and Abby, brother and sister, spend time in their grandfather's barn listening to a tale told by the barn cat, Whittington, who is a descendant of the fabled Dick 5/5(6). As all three plot lines explore issues relating to the power of courage to overcome difficulties, the book also explores the nature and value of friendship, compassion, and interdependence. The story begins with a meeting between The Lady, a somewhat self-important duck, and Whittington, a lonely and somewhat ugly cat. Wonderful children's books are published each year, yet it's rare to find a story as original and endearing as Alan Armstrong's new novel, fantasy (like Charlotte's Web, the setting is a barn), and part historical fiction, the story is all charm.S.D. Schindler's delightful illustrations round out a book sure to please readers young and old. Dick Whittington and his Cat is a Caldecott Honor Book by Marcia Brown that is about how a poor boy named Dick Whittington has his life changed when he buys a cat to get rid of some troublesome mice. Dick Whittington and his Cat is a charming book that children will love for many years/5.

Dick Whittington British tales Once upon a time, there was a poor orphan boy called Dick Whittington. The people in his village believed that the streets of London were paved with gold. So Dick decided to travel there and become a rich man. Dick walked for many days, but when he arrived in London there were no streets of gold!File Size: KB. 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 .   "This superior novel interweaves animal fantasy and family story with a retelling of the English folktale “Dick Whittington and His Cat.” Teachers and librarians take note: Whittington reads aloud beautifully, and the extended happy ending will leave everyone smiling in delight."--School Library Journal, starred. From the Hardcover edition/5(16). Listen to a story Activities to do with your baby Songs and nursery rhymes Creative play All activities for babies and toddlers Preschool and early learning Listen to a story Letters and learning to write Numbers, counting and first sums Indoor and outdoor activities Learning to read Art and craft fun for 3 to 5 year olds All activities for