Author: Alan ArmstrongAge Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Lexile Measure: 0740
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Yearling; Reissue edition (December 26, 2006)
This Newbery-Honor winning tale introduces Whittington, a roughneck Tom who arrives one day at a barn full of rescued animals and asks for a place there. He spins for the animals—as well as for Ben and Abby, the kids whose grandfather does the rescuing—a yarn about his ancestor, the nameless cat who brought Dick Whittington to the heights of wealth and power in 16th-century England. This is an unforgettable tale about the healing, transcendent power of storytelling, and how learning to read saves one little boy.
Package Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches