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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.

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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.

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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.

Bret Witter is a book editor and professional writer. Raised in north Alabama, he currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, two children and his fourteen-year-old cat Kiki. His other cat, Feasor, died four days after the completion of this book.

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ohohaye13, November 19, 2012 (view all comments by ohohaye13)
This is the most amazing story ever. It is a story a small-town library where a kitten was dropped off in the book-drop. This is about how this kitten touched the heart of millions of people all across the world. It shows that even a helpless kitten can make a diference in the world.
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This is the most amazing story ever. It is a story a small-town library where a kitten was dropped off in the book-drop. This is about how this kitten touched the heart of millions of people all across the world. It shows that even a helpless kitten can make a diference in the world.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446407427
Author:
Myron, Vicki
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
With:
Witter, Bret
Author:
Witter, Bret
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cats - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Cats; Pets; Libraries; Librarians; Human-animal relationships; Animals; Pet adoption;
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 1 in 0.57 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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