Miranda the Great

Miranda the Great

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by Eleanor Estes, Edward Ardizzone
     
 

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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

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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!

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"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152054113
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Edition description:
1-Simul
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
830,772
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x (d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Eleanor Estes (1906-1988) grew up in West Haven, Connecticut, which she renamed Cranbury for her classic stories about the Moffat and Pye families. A children’s librarian for many years, she launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941. Two of her outstanding books about the Moffats—Rufus M. and The Middle Moffat—were awarded Newbery Honors, as was her short novel The Hundred Dresses. She won the Newbery Medal for Ginger Pye.
 

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Miranda the Great 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is mmaybe short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book because it was about a loving and devout mother, plus,the mother was a cat, which is my favorite animal!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago