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

Author: Myron, Vicki

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The charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa, 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 library. For the next 19 years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility, and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most.

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Publisher Hachette Book Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780446541190
SKU 207945215
Format Hardcover Large Print
ISBN10 0446541192
Release Date 9/1/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.75L x 1.5T
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Annotation On a cold winter night in 1988, Vicky Myron, the director of the Spencer Public Library in Spencer, Iowa, discovered something unusual in the library's book drop--a kitten. Moved by the state of the frostbitten eight-week-old, Myron adopted the young cat as the library's mascot and gave him a home among the stacks. Named "Dewey Readmore Books," the cat became a local (and eventually worldwide) celebrity. Through Myron's anecdotes about Dewey's 19 years of library service, she describes how he touched the lives of many he met--and particularly how he gave endless comfort to the residents of an agricultural community struggling to stay afloat in the midst of the "farm crisis" of the 1980s.
Editors Note 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.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0464
Publisher Grand Central Publishing

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