Whittington

Whittington Details

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.

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  • Miranda Reads

    There was a cold wind. It smelled like snow. Bernie and his wife Marion have a tendency to take in anything that needs a home. Whether it be a duck, goose, goat or horse...if some poor soul needs a...

  • Jessica

    I vaguely remember reading this book when it won the Newbery Honor, and being confused by it. The cat could talk? Or . . . the kids were imagining it? It also plays off the fact that you already know ...

  • wild pear

    With remarkably efficient but evocotive writing, Armstrong uses a clever artifice to tell the stories of two boys who each overcome a difficult challenge with the aid of a rather unusual cat. The firs...

  • Bette

    This book is in the tradition of EB White's classic "Charlotte's Web." However, it is not in the same league, despite its Newbery honor award. There are too many stories going on at once. There's the ...

  • Dawn (& Ron)

    Ron rates it 4 stars and I rated it 4-1/2 stars. Review forthcoming. SHHH, DONT TELL MOM AND DAD BUT HEY THEY STEPPED OUT OF THE ROOM LEAVING THIS THING ON SO HERE I SIT TYPING. THEY BOTH READ THIS AN...

  • Dominic

    At times charming and lovely, Whittington is a strangely ambitious tale that tries to weave three--possibly even four--narratives together, and only sometimes hits the mark. The characters are endeari...

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    What could be better than the traditional tale of Dick Whittington told from the point of view of his cat? Well deserving of the Newbery honor book award....

  • Dawn (& Ron)

    Anna's ABC&D book club readWhittington is a dual storyline, a modern story of a homeless, tattered around the edges, smart cat named Whittington, in search of a place to live and the 14th century hist...

  • Razan

    I feel so sorry for the 7&8 students who have to read this book for their English class in the school I work at. An unbelievably boring, uneventful, poorly written novel that has zero suspense. There'...

  • Kris

    It's a wannabe-Charlotte's Web.Okay, that's harsh. It does have some merit in its own right.It's the story of an English boy and his cat in nineteenth-century London, told by a cat, while amidst the s...