Dick Whittington and His Cat

Dick Whittington and His Cat

Book - 1988
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A retelling of the legend about a boy who became mayor of London, who heard his future in the Bells of Bow and made his fortune through his cat.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [1988], c1950
ISBN: 9780684189987
0684189984
Branch Call Number: BROWN M
PB B879d Ch. Lit
PZ8.1.W59 Di 1988x
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Uniform Title: Whittington and his cat

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quagga Dec 09, 2009

Marcia Brown's retelling of this legend was first published in 1950. Her striking linocut illustrations stand the test of time, but her colonialist attitude does not. I found her portrayal of the Moors of Barbary offensive and would not recommend this book for children.

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