The Famous Nini
A Mostly True Story of How A Plain White Cat Became A StarBook - 2011
In Venice, Italy, in the 1890s, a stray cat draws attention to a coffee shop in which he inspired composer Guiseppi Verdi, and as the feline's fame grows, the shop's owner entertains royalty, the Pope, and many others. Includes historical notes about the real Nini and his visitors.
Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Characteristics: 32 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.