Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

Kobo ebook | September 24, 2008

byVicki Myron, Bret Witter

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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 <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_city _w3a_st="on">Spencer, <_st13a_state _w3a_st="on">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.

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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 b...

Vicki Myron was born in Spencer, Iowa and grew up on a family farm in northwest Iowa. She received a bachelor's degree from Mankato State University and a master's degree from Emporia State University. In 1982, she started working at the Spencer public library as an assistant librarian. In 1987, she was named director of Spencer public...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 24, 2008Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0446542202

ISBN - 13:9780446542203

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! What a fantastic story! I laughed, cried, and cried some more! Very well told...a must read for any animal lover.
Date published: 2011-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book This is an amazing book! Great for cat lovers and people who appreciate the wonderful gifts animals bring into our lives.
Date published: 2010-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great story that anyone will love This book tells the story of Dewey, a cat adopted by a small town library in Iowa. It follows the life of Dewey over the years, examining how he had a positive impact on the society, and how he helped the people around him. I found this story very enjoyable to read, as you not only get to follow Dewey from a kitten to an old-man cat, but you follow the life of his owner. It is a heartwarming story, that anyone will like. Most importantly it is a reminder of just how unique animals can be and what type of impact they have on our lives.
Date published: 2010-11-10