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Whittington by Alan Armstrong
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Mar 22, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: currently-reading, ya-and-children-s-class
Read in March, 2011

Okay, now I have finished. What a lovely portrait of humanity is painted in this exquisite text. An old, wordyy-wise and generations destined cat helps a young, dyslexic boy find his way through the story of a great man who, in order to become great , or anything else, took hold of his life. Please read this one is you want to re-affirm your faith in the human race and all other races, as well. I haven't finished, but this is enchanting. The descriptive writing is worth the price of admission, and the humane politics is worth the time. The wise, older tomcat from the title is either a realist or a fatalist as we meet him. He asks the Lady )a duck) for permission to move into the barn because, if he just takes the space he won't be trusted-- he won't be part of the talking. His prospects with humans are dim because, " I'm not cute anymore. My voice is harsh, I've got the shakes, I have opinions, I like to stay out, I stink, I like to fight. I'm not a house pet."
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