The Famous Nini:
A Mostly True Story of How a Plain White Cat Became a Star
In Venice in the 1890's, a plain white cat, left to fend for scraps, makes his way into the heart of a cafe owner who has nothing to spare. In no time at all, though, Nini becomes a celebrity, hosting visits from the composer Giuseppe Verdi, the king and queen of Italy, and even Pope Leo XIII. Nini's fame helps save the struggling business. But is his stardom enough to produce a small
miracle of a different sort?
Click here to read more about Nini !
7/30/15: Two veterans reading Nubs to a group of children. Great photo!
7/24/14: The photo galleries page has been updated with pictures from Mary's visit to Cambridge Heights Elementary School!
10/18/13: Eureka California's Times-Standard Newspaper has a story on Nubs and the California Young Reader's Medal!
10/7/13: The Bobs are on the Nerdy Book Club's list of Ten Picture Books to Help Build Community!
9/24/13: Nubs has inspired Graham Bloem, professional dog trainer, to create Shelter-to-Soldier, a non-profit org that rescues shelter dogs, trains them to be a companion, and matches them to a returning veteran who needs an unconditional friend, all at no cost to the vet.
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Mary Nethery would like to express her appreciation to the following illustrators who share in telling the
stories and whose creative work adorns this web site:
Hannah and Jack--Illustrations (c) by Mary Morgan
Orange Cat Goes to Market--Illustrations (c) Doug Cushman
Mary Veronica's Egg--Illustrations (c) by Paul Yalowitz
Two Bobbies--Illustrations (c) by Jean Cassels
The Famous Nini--Illustrations (c) by John Manders
Collage Art on Home Page--(c) by Claudine Hellmuth
Additional Image Manipulation--Nathan Salerno
Webmaster-- Dr. H.A. Nethery