Madeline And The Cats Of Rome is written and illustrated by John Bemelmans Marciano, the grandson of Ludwig Bemelmans the author of the original Madeline stories. The illustrations and rhyming text are very much in the style of the original Madeline books.
The Paris skies are gray, so Miss Clavel and the twelve little girls leave for sunnier weather in Rome. Madeline and company explore many famous landmarks in the city but also find an unexpected adventure involving a thief, a chase and many, many cats.
This hardcover book is a welcome addition to the Madeline library.