The Return of Nero Corleone

The Return of Nero Corleone

Elke Heidenreich, Quint Buchholz

Proud and beautiful Nero Corleone is probably the most famous tomcat in the history of cat literature. Equally famous is his inventor Elke Heidenreich, and in this book she tells us what became of him.

Many years ago Isolde was forced to leave her cat Nero behind in Italy. But she only ever felt happy and complete when he was around, and eventually, she misses him so much that she sets off for the little Italian village where she had once been completely content. At first she can find neither hide nor hair of Nero. But then that's the way he always was: moody and unpredictable, and he certainly never came running when he was meant to. Of course Isolde knows this, but she worries more and more and her heart gets heavier and heavier. She finds a little comfort and distraction when she is adopted by Else the stray cat who makes her home on Isolde's big cosy sofa. And no sooner has a new cat taken its place in Isolde's life than he turns up out of the blue: the one and only Signore Nero Corleone! Of course there's more than enough love in Isolde's heart, even for two of them! But there's also no doubt who calls the shots on the sofa. In his impressive regal manner, Nero makes himself comfortable and seems to be saying: so where did you think I was? I was always here!

Foreign Sales

Korea (Urbanzhai); Italy (Salani)

The Return of Nero Corleone


Susanne Wagner

“Meine Kinder und auch ich selbst haben beide Bücher über Nero Corleone gelesen und waren wirklich begeistert. Wir haben selbst eine Katze und haben seit diesen Büchern schon oftmals darüber nachgedacht, ob denn unsere Katze auch manchmal so denkt. Es ist auf jeden Fall sehr lustig zu lesen, wie Nero Corleone so lebt und denkt. Wunderbar geschrieben. Allerdings würde uns nun brennend interessieren ob die Geschichte vielleicht noch weitergeht mit Nero und seinen Katzenkindern. Wir würden uns jedenfalls sehr darüber freuen.”

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