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Source:Random House, Volume 1st, New York, p.191 (2005)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3551 .R4667 W48 2005
Keywords:Cats--Fiction, Cats--Juvenile fiction, d. 1423--Legends--Juvenile fiction, Domestic animals--Fiction, Juvenile materials, Newbery Honor Books, 2006, Richard, Whittington, Whittington, Richard, d. 1423--Legends--Fiction
Contents: Whittington meets the lady -- The animals in the barn -- Bernie and how he got the horses -- Abby and Ben meet the horses -- The lady tells the barn about Whittington -- The animals tell Whittington about themselves -- Havey and the cat's surprise -- The last day for baths -- The lady asks Whittington to tell his story -- The man Whittington named himself after -- Dick's dream -- Dick goes to London -- Dick arrives in London -- The boy goes to work for Fitzwarren -- Ben's first reading lesson in the barn -- Blackie arrives -- Dick meets his cat -- Out with the owls -- Spooker is sick -- Ben's reading -- To Africa on the Unicorn -- The registered letter -- Ben's school principal visits the Texaco -- Reading recovery -- Dick sees a beautiful girl in black -- Two newcomers join the barn -- Dick's cat returns -- A hawk attacks the lady -- Ben goes to reading recovery and meets Miss O'Brian -- The cat's operation -- Dick meets Will Price again -- Willy the goat's surprise -- Dick sees the girl in black again -- Marker raids the barn -- Dick decides on the dangerous voyage -- Ben's decision -- A token for Mary -- Gent arrives -- A rescue -- Dick's cat is lost at sea -- Mary -- Ben's triumph -- Life in the barn continues -- The last warm afternoon of Autumn.; Summary: Whittington, a feline descendant of Dick Whittington's famous cat of English folklore, appears at a rundown barnyard plagued by rats and restores harmony while telling his ancestor's story.
Lexile measure 760; Ages 9-14; Grade level 4.6; fiction