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Whittington

Alan Armstrong

The power of reading is beautifully captured in this 2006 Newbery Honor-winning book. Bernie keeps a barn full of animals the rest of the world has no use for-two retired trotters, a rooster, some banty hens, and a Muscovy duck with clipped wings who calls herself The Lady. When the cat called Whittington shows up one day, it is to the Lady that he makes an appeal to secure a place in the barn. The Lady's a little hesitant at first, but when the cat claims to be a master ratter, that clinches it. Bernie' s orphaned grandkids, Abby and Ben, come to the barn every day to help feed the animals. Abby shares her worry that Ben can't really read yet and that he refuses to go to Special Ed. Whittington and the Lady decide that Abby should give Ben reading lessons in the barn. It is a balm for Ben when, having toughed out the daily lesson, Whittington comes to tell, in tantalizing installments, the story handed down to him from his nameless forebearer, Dick Whittington's cat-the legend of the lad born into poverty in rural England during the Black Death, who runs away to London to seek his fortune. This is an unforgettable tale about how learning to read saves one little boy. It is about the healing, transcendent power of storytelling and how, if you have loved ones surrounding you and good stories to tell, to listen to, and to read, you have just about everything of value in this world. From the Hardcover edition.

The power of reading is beautifully captured in this 2006 Newbery Honor-winning book. Bernie keeps a barn full of animals the rest of the world has no use for-two retired trotters, a rooster, some banty hens, and a Muscovy duck with clipped wings who calls herself The Lady. When the cat called Whittington shows up one day, it is to the Lady that he makes an appeal to secure a place in the barn. The Lady's a little hesitant at first, but when the cat claims to be a master ratter, that clinches it. Bernie' s orphaned grandkids, Abby and Ben, come to the barn every day to help feed the animals. Abby shares her worry that Ben can't really read yet and that he refuses to go to Special Ed. Whittington and the Lady decide that Abby should give Ben reading lessons in the barn. It is a balm for Ben when, having toughed out the daily lesson, Whittington comes to tell, in tantalizing installments, the story handed down to him from his nameless forebearer, Dick Whittington's cat-the legend of the lad born into poverty in rural England during the Black Death, who runs away to London to seek his fortune. This is an unforgettable tale about how learning to read saves one little boy. It is about the healing, transcendent power of storytelling and how, if you have loved ones surrounding you and good stories to tell, to listen to, and to read, you have just about everything of value in this world. From the Hardcover edition.
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The power of reading is beautifully captured in this 2006 Newbery Honor-winning book. Bernie keeps a barn full of animals the rest of the world has no use for-two retired trotters, a rooster, some banty hens, and a Muscovy duck with clipped wings who calls herself The Lady. When the cat called Whittington shows up one day, it is to the Lady that he makes an appeal to secure a place in the barn. The Lady's a little hesitant at first, but when the cat claims to be a master ratter, that clinches it. Bernie' s orphaned grandkids, Abby and Ben, come to the barn every day to help feed the animals. Abby shares her worry that Ben can't really read yet and that he refuses to go to Special Ed. Whittington and the Lady decide that Abby should give Ben reading lessons in the barn. It is a balm for Ben when, having toughed out the daily lesson, Whittington comes to tell, in tantalizing installments, the story handed down to him from his nameless forebearer, Dick Whittington's cat-the legend of the lad born into poverty in rural England during the Black Death, who runs away to London to seek his fortune. This is an unforgettable tale about how learning to read saves one little boy. It is about the healing, transcendent power of storytelling and how, if you have loved ones surrounding you and good stories to tell, to listen to, and to read, you have just about everything of value in this world. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joel Rooks

Length:

4h 50m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:31


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:24


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:35


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:33


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:03


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:47


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:24


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:45


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

01:57


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:24


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:26