Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin by Marguerite Henry

Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin

By Marguerite Henry
Level 7

This endearing story is based on the true childhood story of Benjamin West, who became known as the father of American painting. Benjamin comes from a Quaker family whose beliefs forbid the creation of images. But when Benjamin discovers he has a special gift for art, an intriguing journey begins. The first few pages might be a little hard to get into, but then I couldn’t put the book down. It is a fantastic and intriguing story and features beautiful, skilled writing.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region America
Period 18th Century
Genre Biography, Historical Fiction
Digital Format E-book
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • Top Picks
  • 3 Entertainment Value
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 4 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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