a roughneck tom cat who arrives one day at a barn full of rescued animals and
asks for a place there. Present at the barn is a menagerie of animals and young
Ben and Abby, whose grandfather owns the barn and does the rescuing.
To earn his
place, Whittington tells the tale of his famous ancestor, the nameless cat who
brought Dick Whittington to the heights of wealth and power in 16th-century