Usborne First Reading 140x205 48 страниц. 2008 год. Usborne Publishing Ltd. When Dick Whittington hears that the streets of London are paved with gold, he can't wait to seek his fortune. But things don't quite work out how he expects. "Dick Whittington" is based on the life of a real person who lived from about 1350 to 1423. Richard Whittington was brought up in Gloucestershire, England and went to London to find work. He became a successful cloth merchant and was mayor of London three times. "Dick Whittington" is in the Usborne First Reading series, written especially for children who are learning to read, and developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Senior Lecturer in Education and reading specialist at Roehampton University. With delightful illustrations, these books combine great stories with sim text to excite and inspire any beginner reader.