Miranda the Great

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 89 pages
4 Reviews
When barbarians invade ancient Rome and Miranda the cat is separated from her owners, she and her daughter lead a group of kittens to safety in the Coliseum. Illustrations.

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User Review  - Evelyn - Goodreads

I liked it because it was a story about cats (I really like cats), my favourite part was when Miranda and her daughter Punka found all 33 motherless kittens in the fire. My least favourite part was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hilary - Goodreads

Edward Ardizzone illustrated the version of the book I read, which I found in a cast-off heap. Children wild about cats may enjoy this story, set in Ancient Rome. The character names were not very original and Estes has written much better material. Read full review

Selected pages


1 Miranda
2 Flight
3 Two Brave Cats
4 Rescuing the Kittens
5 The Lion
6 A Drop of Lions Milk
7 Food for All
8 Zag and Miranda
9 Reunion
10 Miranda the Great Queen of the Colosseum

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About the author (2005)

ELEANOR ESTES (1906-1988), a children's librarian for many years, launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941. Two of her books about the Moffats are Newbery Honor Books, as is The Hundred Dresses. She won the Newbery Medal for Ginger Pye in 1952.

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