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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  209 ratings  ·  18 reviews
»Nero« nennen sie den kleinen Kater auf dem italienischen Bauernhof, weil er ganz schwarz ist, nur mit einer weißen Vorderpfote. Nero fürchtet sich vor nichts und niemand, nicht einmal vor Robert und Isolde, dem deutschen Ehepaar, das in den Ferien das Häuschen auf dem Hügel bewohnt. Und weil er meint, das Zeug zu einem Chef zu haben, beschließt er, den Hof zu verlassen, u ...more
Hardcover, 94 pages
Published October 24th 2007 by Sanssouci (first published 1995)
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May 09, 2014 Manny rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Cat lovers
Recommended to Manny by: Cheshirecat
For the last few months, I've been making efforts to improve my minimal German. I started by reading German versions of children's books I was already familiar with from other languages. A couple of days ago, I decided I was now good enough to try a book I didn't know. It worked!

It is difficult to know how to evaluate Nero Corleone. My German is at a child's level, so that was how I had to read it. I didn't look up any words, which meant I often had to guess them. But the poetry of the book was
Die kleine Katzengeschichte erzählt von einem frechen schwarzen Kater, der auf einem italienischen Bauernhof geboren wird. Mit seinem herrischen Charakter, seinem Charme und der Kraft seiner weißen Pfote setzt er sich schnell durch und erobert vor allem das Herz der deutschen Urlauber nebenan. Zusammen mit seiner Schwester Rosa reist er mit ihnen nach Deutschland, wo er auch bald alles fest im Griff hat...
Elke Heidenreichs Nero Corleone kann als Kinderbilderbuch, aber auch als Allegorie darauf g
Time after time this book ended up in my hands as a kid after visiting my elementary school's small library. Something very engrossing and magical adorns this story, recounting the days of a mischievous black kitten, born on an Italian farm on the most unlucky day of all unlucky days. He ends up growing into a real “Don” that knows how to get what he wants.

The magic might be somewhat lost when reading this for the first time as an adult, but for children, this book has the right balance of funn
Edith Riegler
This might be my all time favourite book. I cannot even put a finger on what exactly makes it good. It might even be a rather mediocre book because the last time I have read I was about 14. However, the copy of the book I have is battered and almost torn apart, that's how often young me has gotten lost in the wonderful adventures of the cat Nero.
I'd actually like to pick it up again and see if it can live up to my memories of a superb written, emotional and original story about that kind of cat
I previewed this as a possible book for my daughter's Animal Lover's Book Club. I read the first half and skimmed the rest. Is it weird to criticize a cat named Nero Corleone for being too mean? Probably. He wasn't a real gangster - killing and blackmailing and calling in favors. But he was just mean - calling his "friends" fat and dumb and making snarky comments about everything the humans did. I just found the social interactions too mean-spirited to suggest this book to our sweet little group ...more
I absolutely adore this story. It's the best cat book I've ever read.
Mein absolutes Lieblingsbuch.
My favourite book of all times.
This used to be my favourite book when I was 10.
Uschi Lichter
So incredibly beautiful..
Is it sad that this is the first book I finished this year? But hey, Abitur.
Read that ages ago actually, when I was a kid. Well. Definitely cute and nicely written. Slightly sexist in a casual 1980s way, oh well. Entertaining enough, I guess (though I'm more of a dog person. At least in theory)
This is the story about the cat Don Nero Corleone and his adventures in Germany. The writing is simple, maybe a bit childish even, the drawings are wonderful (Quint Buchholz, after all). All in all, it's a cute read, but it didn't exactly blow me away either and I felt like there wasn't happening very much. Children and cat-lovers will probably love it, though.
Ja, ganz süß, aber ich bin eher eine Hundeperson und das Buch war ein wenig zu kurz um alle Charaktere ins Herz zu schließen - länger hätte es trotzdem nicht sein müssen.
Gut für zwischendurch und sehr schön geschrieben.
Read this for my German class this semester. It's an easy story to read about the cat version of the godfather. Not really, but it's my way of describing the book
What a beautyfull story. I read this book as a teen but still think about it a lot. great for kids and teens (and of course cat-lovers)
Bookkitten *happily drowning in books*
A little comfortable book about a young Italian cat and its big travel to Cologne.
Katie Callero
This book is a good book and I would suggest it to anyone who likes animal books.
that was my absolute favorite book in my childhood
Absolutely, my favorite childrens book!
Будь я немкой, звали бы меня Эльке.
На меня напала дикая сезонная хандра. Наверняка, именно поэтому я не могу по достоинству оценить детские книжки, попадающиеся мне в последнее время. Казалось бы, самокат+котики+картиночки, и мое сердце отдано это книжке навсегда. Но я смогла только оценить иллюстрации, поистине замечательные и няшно-котяшные. В истории пыталась найти обещанную мораль и притчевость, в итоге не нашла, расстроилась, закрыла и забыла.

Котик по имени Неро родился в глухой итальянской
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