BENJAMIN WEST AND HIS CAT GRIMALKIN by Marguerite Henry
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BENJAMIN WEST AND HIS CAT GRIMALKIN

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This is one of the most unusual and one of the best of the excellent Boyhood of a Great American series. Benjamin West, father of American painting, was born a Quaker, son of an inn keeper who lived near Philadelphia, in days of wigs and silver buckles. The charming relationship between the boy and a big black cat makes this a first rate boy and cat story, as well as a lively story of a Quaker family who were able to reconcile their teachings with their son's talent. A quiet intensity in the writing makes the boy's struggle to achieve his goal- very real. Tops in supplementary reading.

Pub Date: April 21st, 1947
ISBN: 1893103293
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill