Miranda the Great

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Miranda the Great

By Eleanor Estes; Edward Ardizzone (Illustrator)

Odyssey Classics, Paperback, 9780152054113, 89pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2005

Description
When barbarians invade Rome, Miranda the cat and her daughter Punka must find a safe place to hide from the chaos. They make their way through the burning city, collecting motherless kittens as they go. At last they reach the Colosseum--but even there, danger lurks
How these fortunate felines survive to become the noble ancestors of the cats of modern Rome is all due to the cleverness of the cat they come to call Miranda the Great, Queen of the Colosseum


About the Author
ELEANOR ESTES (1906-1988), a children's librarian for many years, launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941.

Edward Ardizzone wrote and illustrated about twenty books for children and edited and illustrated two volumes of classic fairy tales over the course of his fifty-year career. He also wrote five books for adults and illustrated more than 150 books by other authors. He died in 1979.


Praise For Miranda the Great

"The author's rare ability to recognize details most appealing to children and weave them
through her storytelling has never been more evident. Suspense and humor are here in
abundance to delight grown-ups as well as children."--The Horn Book