The Famous Nini A Mostly True Story of How a Plain White Cat Became a Star (Paperback)
|Reluctantly adopting a stray cat in 1890s Venice, a poor cafT owner is astonished when the irrepressible feline becomes a celebrity to an increasing number of high-profile patrons, including Giuseppe Verdi and the pope, before the cats resonant purr and comforting presence brings about a small miracle for a little girl. *Author: Nethery, Mary/ Manders, John (ILT) *Subtitle: A Mostly True Story of How a Plain White Cat Became a Star *Publication Date: 2010/06/07 *Number of Pages: 32 *Binding Type: School And Library *Grade Level: Preschool *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 8.50 *Height: 10.50|
From the Publisher:
In Venice in the 1890s, a caffè owner takes in a stray cat she names Nini. This is against her better judgment, for the caffè is modest, and she has nothing to spare. But in no time at all, the cat becomes a celebrity, charming all sorts of important visitors, including Giuseppe Verdi, the king and queen of Italy, and the pope himself. In the end, Nini's resonant purr, and the comfort it brings to a little girl, produces a small miracle. Featuring humorous illustrations with a vintage feel, this inspiring story about a real cat assures us that acts of kindness can be rewarded in unexpected ways. Includes an author's note.