by Alan Armstrong

written by Alan Armstrong
illustrated by SD Schindler

A battered tomcat named Whittington shows up at a New England barn and makes friends with the group of rescued animals that live there. He entertains them with stories of his ancestor cat, Dick Whittington, a rags-to-riches merchant/ adventurer in medieval England.

This is a great book for teaching about the Middle Ages. And "the extended happy ending will leave everyone smiling in delight." (School Library Jrnl)

Awards Won by this book

  - Newbery Honor Book 2006
  - American Library Association Notable Book 2006

Reading Levels for this book

Interest Level: Gr. 4-8             DRA Level: 50              Lexile Measure: 760L
Grade Equivalent: 4.6            Guided Reading: T

Book Covers Available

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This book was an honoree for the prestigious Newbery Award for best children's literature. Click to see the full list of Newbery Award Winners.

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