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Dick Whittington and His Cat By Margaret Hodges Mélisande Potter,

  • Title: Dick Whittington and His Cat
  • Author: Margaret Hodges Mélisande Potter
  • ISBN: 9780823419876
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Dick Whittington sets off for London to make his fortune, he is shocked to learn how difficult reaching that goal will be He struggles to survive until a wealthy merchant kindly offers him a job Still lonely, Dick uses his few pennies to buy a cat to keep him company Little does anyone least of all Dick Whittington know just how much fortune this cat will bringWhen Dick Whittington sets off for London to make his fortune, he is shocked to learn how difficult reaching that goal will be He struggles to survive until a wealthy merchant kindly offers him a job Still lonely, Dick uses his few pennies to buy a cat to keep him company Little does anyone least of all Dick Whittington know just how much fortune this cat will bring
    Dick Whittington and His Cat When Dick Whittington sets off for London to make his fortune he is shocked to learn how difficult reaching that goal will be He struggles to survive until a wealthy merchant kindly offers him a job

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    1. My son read this aloud to me We had read another version of this story before and enjoyed this version just as much I had forgotten that Dick lived in medieval England at the end of the Middle Ages The illustrations didn t bother me as much as others as they made sense to me based on when the story took place I also liked some of the colors used, so the illustrations were not a distraction for me.

    2. The story was okay It had a fable feel to it The illustrations seemed sharp and uninviting Although I liked the story, I didn t like many of the elements and how they should be expected to be relatable to children.

    3. Title Dick Whittington and His CatAuthor Margaret HodgesIllustrator Melisande PotterGenre European folktaleTheme s adventure, journey, and problems solving Opening line sentence On a long ago day, Dick Whittington sat on a stone by and English country road.Brief Book Summary This is a story about a homeless boy name Dick Whittington who moved to London Dick found a job in a kitchen and a home in an attic that was infested with rats, and so he bought a cat who became his best friend Eventually, h [...]

    4. First of all, I love historical fiction, so this was a hit with me Now, here s the great part, the kids loved it too The illustrations were simple and fun They helped to tell the story to non readers The story was gripping and the kids 9, 7, 4 wanted to know what was going to happen next as there are several pivotal points where the situation seems dire We had a good time predicting what might happen next My son, 7, likes to respond with, I don t know, because it is an easy way out, so I ask sil [...]

    5. I checked this out from the library at the same time I checked out the Marcia Brown version of the same story Brown s won a Caldecott Honor in 1951 The illustrations in this book leave a lot to be desired The perspective is wonky, and people look deformed This may be an intentional style, but it just wasn t for me.Also, if you re re telling a famous folk tale, and someone else does the illustrations, you re getting credit for paraphrasing Hodges s story was incredibly similar to Brown s Brown ha [...]

    6. I have heard of the title character mentioned in children s books before but I had never actually read the story so I didn t know much about him I am glad that I have read the story.I know exactly how lonely and desperate, looking for a job makes you feel so I can easily sympathize with Dick I have been unemployed for over a year now try as I might, I can t find a job.Would that I knew a King who needed a cat The illustrations are not my cup of tea or otherwise I would given the book four stars. [...]

    7. As for fairy tales featuring cats, Puss in Boots has appeal Loved the whimsical, colorful illustrations, though.

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