Benjamin West and his cat Grimalkin

by Marguerite Henry

Other authorsWesley Dennis (Illustrator.)
Paperback, 2014

Status

Available

Call number

JC A HEN

Publication

New York : Aladdin, 2014.

Original publication date

1947

ISBN

9781481403948

Description

With his beloved black cat Grimalkin as his constant companion, the young Quaker boy Benjamin West discovers and develops his talent as an artist.

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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
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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.
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Call number

JC A HEN

Barcode

6563
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