Dewey's Nine Lives

The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions

By Vicki Myron
(Dutton Adult, Hardcover, 9780525951865, 320pp.)

Publication Date: October 12, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback

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“Dewey's Nine Lives is a celebration of people and their cats. This is a touching series of biographies of both the humorous antics and the struggles of people and their cat companions. The stories teach us that it's okay to deeply love our cats and mourn their passing. Our culture doesn't always understand the enduring emotional connections between people and their pets. This book wonderfully acknowledges them.”
-- Fran Wilson, Colorado State University Bookstore, Fort Collins, CO


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Share your fabulous feline photos with us in the Dewey the Library Cat group in Penguin Community.

The cat that captured America's hearts returns, to share more of his special brand of magic.

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World was a blockbuster bestseller and a publishing phenomenon. It has sold nearly a million copies, spawned three children's books, and will be the basis for an upcoming movie. No doubt about it, Dewey has created a community. Dewey touched readers everywhere, who realized that no matter how difficult their lives might seem, or how ordinary their talents, they can-and should- make a positive difference to those around them. Now, Dewey is back, with even more heartwarming moments and life lessons to share.

Dewey's Nine Lives offers nine funny, inspiring, and heartwarming stories about cats--all told from the perspective of "Dewey's Mom," librarian Vicki Myron. The amazing felines in this book include Dewey, of course, whose further never-before-told adventures are shared, and several others who Vicki found out about when their owners reached out to her. Vicki learned, through extensive interviews and story sharing, what made these cats special, and how they fit into Dewey's community of perseverance and love. From a divorced mother in Alaska who saved a drowning kitten on Christmas Eve to a troubled Vietnam veteran whose heart was opened by his long relationship with a rescued cat, these Dewey-style stories will inspire readers to laugh, cry, care, and, most importantly, believe in the magic of animals to touch individual lives.

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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.

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