Dick Whittington and His Cat

Dick Whittington and His Cat

Book - 1950
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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, Scribner, 1950
Branch Call Number: j398 B814d

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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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