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The Famous Nini: A Mostly True Story of How a Plain White Cat Became a Star

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4 out of 5
Based on 51 Ratings and 19 Reviews

Book Description
In Venice in the 1890s, a café owner takes in a stray cat she names Nini. This is against her better judgment, for the café 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 and the pope himself. In the end, Nini's resonant purr and the comfort it brings to a little girl produce a small mi... More
Book Information
PublisherClarion Books
BindingHardcover (5 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages32
ISBN-100618977694
ISBN-13978-0618977697
Publication Date06/07/2010
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About Mary Nethery (Author) : I write fiction, both picture books and middle grade novels. And I do adore a good series! You can play with the main characters as if they were your close friends. I remember being upset in fifth ... more
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About JOHN MANDERS (Illustrator) : JOHN MANDERS is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of JOHN MANDERS include Pete and Fremont, Where's My Mummy?, What You Never Knew About Beds, Be... more
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7/15/2017 Alfred Goldstein said:
This story takes place in Venice, Italy, in the 1890s, and is based on an actual cat who became a famous resident of a coffee shop there. Little does Nonna Framboni know that when she decides to feed a stray white cat that Nini will bring fortune and fame to her and her humble caffe. It all begins w... more

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