Dick Whittington and His Cat by Margaret Hodges

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When Dick Whittington finally gets a ride from the countryside to London, he anticipates a wealthy paradise where the streets are paved with gold. He is shocked, though, to find that the city is in an even worse state than the country! Dick struggles to survive, barely living off scraps of food, until the wealthy merchant Mr. Fitzwarren offers him a job. Still lonely, Dick purchases a cat to comfort him and to kill the rodents in his bedroom. Little does anyone, particularly Dick Whittington, know that this cat will bring many more fortunes than anticipated! Margaret Hodges retells the optimistic story of Dick Whittington's luck with beautiful acrylic paintings by Melisande Potter.

About Margaret Hodges

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Margaret Hodges is a distinguished children's book writer particularly known for her retelling of traditional folk tales. Her past titles include Saint George and the Dragon, The True Tale of Johnny Appleseed, and Up the Chimney. Her most recent title, Merlin and the Making of the King, received many starred reviews. Melisande Potter is active in many artistic fields. She has been a ballet dancer and pianist, and established her own tiny theater company with her family. An avid traveler, she has illustrated children's books set around the world, including Pizza For the Queen by Nancy Castaldo. She divides her time between New York, Jamaica, and Europe.
Published April 1, 2006 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The legendary Lord Mayor of London’s story is here resurrected for a picture-book audience, the straightforward retelling receiving dramatic treatment.

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Hodges (Saint George and the Dragon) retells the age-old story of how a boy coming from nothing, makes something of himself in this true-to-life saga of the three-time Lord Mayor of London. Orphaned y

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