Miranda the Great (Google eBook)
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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Review: Miranda the GreatUser 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
Review: Miranda the GreatUser 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