Benjamin west and his cat grimalkin

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benjamin west and his cat grimalkin

Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin by Marguerite Henry

Apparently, 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.
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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. Even if you know nothing about the man Benjamin West more on him later , the fictionalized story of this slice of his childhood life draws you in and makes you want to keep reading to learn the fate of this young boy we meet first at seven years-old.

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Today Benjamin West is remembered because he was the father of American painting: and many like to think of him as the only American ever to become President of the Royal Academy of England. Benjamin West grew up in a deeply religious Quaker family. Quaker beliefs forbid the use or creation of images or icons in a strict adherence to their view of the second Commandment barring graven images. With the help of his faithful Indian friends - who taught him to create colors from the elements of the earth, and his faithful cat Grimalkin - who willingly sacrificed the hairs of his tail for Ben's paintbrushes, the aspiring artist continued to paint the scenes of his bucolic childhood growing up in the wilds of Pennsylvania. About the Author: Marguerite Henry is the best-selling author of many horse stories, including the Newbery Medal-winning King of the Wind.


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