Dewey

The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

By Vicki Myron; Bret Witter
(Grand Central Publishing, Paperback, 9780446407427, 304pp.)

Publication Date: October 2010

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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 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 in Spencer, Iowa. After a twenty-five year career as a librarian, she retired and wrote the New York Times bestseller Dewey, The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. She has written numerous other books about Dewey, including Dewey s Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions, Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story, and Dewey s Christmas at the Library. She currently resides in Spencer.

Bret Witter has collaborated on six New York Times bestsellers. He lives in Decatur, Georgia.
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