Author(s): Nethery, Mary
In Venice in the 1890s, a cafe owner takes in a stray cat she names Nini. This is against her better judgment, for the cafe 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 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."