When Dick Whittington finally gets a ride from the countryside to London, he anticipates a wealthy paradise where the streets are paved with gold. He is shocked, though, to find that the city is in an even worse state than the country! Dick struggles to survive, barely living off scraps of food, until the wealthy merchant Mr. Fitzwarren offers him a job. Still lonely, Dick purchases a cat to comfort him and to kill the rodents in his bedroom. Little does anyone, particularly Dick Whittington, know that this cat will bring many more fortunes than anticipated! Margaret Hodges retells the optimistic story of Dick Whittington’s luck with beautiful acrylic paintings by Melisande Potter.
- ISBN: 9780823419876
- Author: Hodges, Margaret
- Published: 2006 , Holiday House
- Themes: Cats, folktales, good fortune, Orphans
- Descriptors: Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9), United States
- No. of pages: 32