Margaret's Night At St Peter's : a Christmas Story (Pope's Cat Series)
Margaret, the Pope's cat, is bothered by unusual activity in the Vatican but relaxes in the presence of Michelangelo's Pietá before attending Midnight Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. Read more
The apartment where Margaret lives with the Pope, ever since he adopted her off the streets of Rome, looks out onto St. Peter's Square. And the noises down there kept waking Margaret up. Bang! Slam! Boom! Loud sounds in St. Peter's Square had been going on for nearly an hour already. Margaret was annoyed, because as you may know, cats like to sleep. A lot.
She rolled over, covering her ears with her paws. A few minutes later, the sounds began again, as more trucks arrived to unload even more chairs. Beep, beep, beep, beep went the trucks as they backed up to where men in yellow jackets were waiting to unload them. Then came Bang! Slam! Boom! all over again, as the men arranged the chairs in rows facing the portico of St. Peter's Basilica. All of this was in preparation for a special event to take place the following day, Christmas! Paperback 64pp Ages 6 & up