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Dick Whittington of Gloucester and his cat.

Eileen Fry

Dick Whittington of Gloucester and his cat.

by Eileen Fry

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Published by [s.n.] in [U.K.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Whittington, Dick, -- 1357?-1423.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination[12]p.,[4] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21145106M

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    Dick Whittington and His Cat. Marcia Brown. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages. 2 Reviews. Retells the legend of the poor boy in medieval England who trades his beloved cat for a fortune in gold and jewels and eventually becomes Lord Mayor of London/5(2). 14/03 GLOUCESTER - Dick Whittington's Gloucester 15/03 NORTHWICH - The Salty Dog 20/03 MANCHESTER - The Peer Hat 21/03 PORTSMOUTH - The Barn (Milton Arms) 22/03 WORTHING - Bar 42 Worthing 27/03 CAMBRIDGE - The Blue Moon 28/03 SOUTHEND - The Railway Hotel, Southend-On-Sea 03/04 BOLTON - Little Bolton Town Hall 04/04 LEICESTER - Duffy's Bar.

    Discover Dick Whittington’s Cat in London, England: A monument to the thrice mayor of London who according to lore made his fortune by selling his rat-chasing cat. The Story of Dick Whittington and His Cat (Series ) by Muriel Levy (Told by) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at


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Dick Whittington of Gloucester and his cat by Eileen Fry Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is a children's book based on the legend surrounding Richard Whittington. Whittington, who died inwas mayor of London, and He became very prosperous and generous. The legend says that he was a homeless boy who did odd jobs in a house and kept a cat to keep the rats by: 5.

Dick Whittington and His Cat book. Read 58 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The well-loved tale of the London waif whose cat's pro. Dick Whittington and His Cat is a picture book written and illustrated by Marcia Brown.

The book is a retelling of the English folkltale of the same name. The book was a recipient of a Caldecott Honor for its by: 5. Dick Whittington and His Cat is the English folklore surrounding the real-life Richard Whittington (c.

–), wealthy merchant and later Lord Mayor of legend describes his rise from poverty-stricken childhood with the fortune he made through the sale of his cat to a rat-infested country.

Dick Whittington and his Cat: lt;p|>||Dick Whittington and His Cat|| is an English |folk tale| that has often been used as the World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled. Everyone in England knows of the story of Dick Dick Whittington of Gloucester and his cat.

book and his cat. The tale of the poor boy who becomes Lord Mayor of London has been a staple of British pantomimes since at least the nineteenth century.

But where did this classic home-grown English fairy tale come from. And what basis did the Dick Whittington story have in reality. Create New Good old Dick Whittington. He went from his hometown of Gloucester with his cat to London town to find his fortune, as he heard the streets were paved with gold.

Of course, that quickly proved to be horseshit, and he was so disheartened he was ready to leave. Whittington and his Cat, or Harlequin Lord Mayor of London was the 26th Grand Comic Christmas Annual, written by E. Blanchard for performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London in Pantomimes are a favourite Christmas entertainment in England, and in Victorian times were usually written in rhyming couplets.

In the 19th century this became popular as a pantomime called Dick Whittington and His Cat, very loosely based on Richard Whittington.

There are several versions of the traditional story, which tells how Dick, a boy from a poor Gloucestershire family, sets out for London to make his fortune, accompanied by, or later acquiring, his cat.

Dick Whittington's Gloucester. 1, likes 17 talking about this were here. Historic pub & events space under the management of award winning cider maker Severn Cider. Featuring the best real. One day Dick earned a penny shining shoes for a gentleman, and with it he bought a cat.

After that Dick’s life became easier – the cat frightened away all the rats, and Dick could sleep in peace at night. One day Mr. Fitzwarren called all the servants of the house together. One of his ships was leaving for a far-off land with goods to trade. Dick Whittington and His Cat.

Aladdin Paperbacks, - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages. 2 Reviews. Marcia Brown's Caldecott Honor Book telling of this famous English folktale about a penniless servant boy who reluctantly sends his cat to sea--and reaps the reward when the animal proves a hero in a foreign land.

A distinguished and original /5(2). When Dick Whittington was just a child, his father and mother died. Left alone and poor, he wandered from village to village looking for work and scraps of food.

In those days, the country folk told many tales of London. They spoke of rich ladies and gentlemen and whispered about streets paved with gold. Dick listened longingly to the stories. The behaviour of the cook was now a little better; but besides this Dick had another hardship to get over.

His bed stood in a garret, where there were so many holes in the floor and the walls that every night he was tormented with rats and mice. A gentleman having given Dick a penny for cleaning his shoes, he thought he would buy a cat with it. The woman (as the cat was a good mouser) asked a deal of money for it, but on Whittington’s telling her he had but a penny in the world, and that he badly needed a cat, she let him have it.

This cat Whittington concealed in the attic room, for fear she should be beaten about by his enemy the cook, and she soon killed or frightened away the. This is a children's book based on the legend surrounding Richard Whittington.

Whittington, who died inwas mayor of London, and He became very prosperous and generous. The legend says that he was a homeless boy who did odd jobs in a house and kept a cat to keep the rats away.

Dick Whittington, a penniless orphan, arrives in London having heard there’s a street paved with gold. A rich merchant takes pity on Dick and offers him a job.

Unfortunately, his housekeeper hates the boy and houses Dick in a rat-filled attic. When a stranger gifts Dick a cat, his luck changes. Dick Whittington and His Cat Margaret Hodges, Author, Melisande Potter, Illustrator Holiday House $ (32p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

I N the reign of King Edward the Third there was a poor orphan boy, named Dick Whittington, living in a country village a long way from London. He was a sharp little lad, and the stories that he heard of London being paved with gold made him long to visit that city.

One day, a large wagon and eight horses, with bells at their heads, drove through the village. The second is the cat's retelling of the story of his famous ancestor, Dick Whittington's cat. The story of Dick and his cat, based in reality but told in legends dating back to the early 17th century and recounted in several modern books listed in the Endnote, is a rags-to-riches tale of a poor boy led to fame and fortune by an unusual pet.

A Moorish king with an abundance of rats ends up with Whittington's cat, and after the cat does a fine job for the King, Whittington receives a treasure. The story is based on a legend about a real person named Dick Whittington who was mayor of London in the early 's.Book Summary: The title of this book is Dick Whittington and His Cat and it was written by Marcia Brown.

This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $ It was published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers and has a total of 32 pages in the book.This novel for young people entwines two contemporary plot lines with a retelling of a classic fable - the story of Dick Whittington and his remarkable cat, as told .