Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin

Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin

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Item #: 049578
ISBN: 9781481403948
Grades: 1-6

Product Description:

Some of the best stories are the ones that come from real people in history. One such story starts with a boy who was raised a Quaker in the Pennsylvania region before the founding of the United States. Benjamin West enjoyed painting so much he did what most would never think of doing: He made paint from clay, plants, and dirt, and fashioned paintbrushes from the tail of his cat, Grimalkin! Follow the great American writer Marguerite Henry as she traces the early years of this young man and his cat in this exciting tale. 147 pgs, pb. John

Publisher Description:

Newbery Award - winning author Marguerite Henry's beloved novel about a boy who would do anything to paint is now available in a refreshed paperback edition.

Benjamin West was born with an extraordinary gift"the gift of creating paintings of people, animals, and landscapes so true to life they "took one's breath away." But Benjamin is part of a deeply religious Quaker family, and Quaker beliefs forbid the creation of images.

Because Benjamin's family didn't approve of his art, he had to make his own painting supplies. The local Native Americans taught him how to mix paints from earth, clay, and plants. And his cat, Grimalkin, sacrificed hair from his tail for Ben's brushes.

This classic story from Newbery Award - winning author Marguerite Henry features the original text with gorgeous new cover art.

Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
1
Grade End
6
ISBN
9781481403948
Author
Marguerite Henry
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Aladdin Paperbacks
Weight
0.25 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.75" x 5.25" x 0.5"
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A book to go along with our history study this year.
Kevin H on Aug 9, 2020
It goes with Our Star Spangled Story, which is what we are using for history this year.
Rachel V on Feb 19, 2020
A book to go along with our history study this year.
Kevin H on Aug 9, 2020
Great author and about art!
Patricia Anne Fagan on Jul 23, 2020
It goes with Our Star Spangled Story, which is what we are using for history this year.
Rachel V on Feb 19, 2020
To supplement our history curriculum
Sooner R on Aug 15, 2019
My budding artist and animal lover will probably enjoy this very much!
Julie P on Jan 3, 2019
To use with Notgrass's new American History curriculum.
Michael W on Dec 29, 2018
It is a book in the Foundation for American Christian Education curriculum.
User on Aug 28, 2018
Curriculum book
Margarita B on Aug 14, 2017
beautiful feet
Erin D on Jul 15, 2017
Part of our history curriculum
Joy P on Jan 1, 2017
part of our homeschool curriculum
Heather O on Jul 21, 2016
Great author and about art!
Patricia Anne Fagan on Jul 23, 2020
To supplement our history curriculum
Sooner R on Aug 15, 2019
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