By Alan Armstrong
Illustrations through S.D. Schindler
This Newbery-Honor successful story introduces Whittington, a roughneck Tom who arrives sooner or later at a barn jam-packed with rescued animals and asks for a spot there. He spins for the animals—as good as for Ben and Abby, the youngsters whose grandfather does the rescuing—a yarn approximately his ancestor, the anonymous cat who introduced Dick Whittington to the heights of wealth and tool in 16th-century England. this can be an unforgettable story concerning the therapeutic, transcendent energy of storytelling, and the way studying to learn saves one little boy.
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