Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 304 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1 in
Published: October 7, 2010
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0446407429
ISBN - 13: 9780446407427
About the Book
How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? This "New York Times" bestseller answers that question as it tells the story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa.
From the Publisher
How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can''t even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer , Iowa . Dewey''s story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility (for a cat), and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most. As his fame grew from town to town, then state to state, and finally, amazingly, worldwide, Dewey became more than just a friend; he became a source of pride for an extraordinary Heartland farming town pulling its way slowly back from the greatest crisis in its long history.
About the Author
Vicki Myron was born on a farm fifteen miles from Spencer , Iowa . At the age of thirty-four, after a failed marriage, single motherhood, and a stint on welfare, she graduated summa cum laude from Mankato State University and has a masters degree from Emporia State University . She worked at the Spencer Public Library for twenty-five years, the last twenty as director. She lives in Spencer , Iowa .
"DEWEY is charming, lovely, and moving. It''s about life and death
and small-town values and, above all, love. Norton would have liked
Dewey--the cat and the book-- immensely."-Peter
Gethers, author of THE CAT WHO WENT TO PARIS and THE CAT WHO''LL