Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin by Marguerite HenryApparently, Quakers dont believe in art...I never knew this. Its considered evil I guess. So ironically, Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin is about a Quaker boy who loves art.
Ben does his utmost to study art, even behind his familys back. He cuts pieces of Grimalkins fur to make paint brushes, making him all patchy and weird looking. This makes Bens superstitious father think the cat is either cursed, sick, or possessed by a demon.
This book is one of those short books you can read in possibly two sittings but you never forget. It is definitely a book that will go on your favorites shelf because its that good.
Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin
We read lots of historical fiction to our children. Most books were good at imparting information, some were rich in explanation, some filled us with inspiration, but only a few captured our imagination. It took a true storyteller to do that. We are not a cat family, but when you find yourself stuck in a cabin on a hillside in Gatlinburg, TN during an unanticipated snowstorm, with three teens and a seven year-old, you make exceptions. Everyone now remembers a cold afternoon, hot chocolate, and warm blankets to snuggle under on the couch as we read a story about a boy, Benjamin West, and his saucy cat Grimalkin.
Published by The Bobbs-Merril Company Seller Rating:. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition.
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