|aDick Whittington|cretold by Russell Punter ; illustrated by Barbara Vagnozzi.
|aLondon|bUsborne Publishing Ltd|c2008.
|a48 p|bcol. ill|c20 cm.
|aUsborne first reading. Level four
|a"Dick Whittington" is based on the life of a real person who lived from about 1350 to 1423. Richard Whittington was brought up in Gloucestershire, England and went to London to find work. He became a successful cloth merchant and was mayor of London three times.
|aWhen young Dick Whittington hears that the streets of London are paved with gold, he travels to the big city to seek his fortune. Things don't quite turn out as he'd hoped, but can a kind man and a cat solve all Dick's problems?