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

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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

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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 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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Contributed by: Witter, Bret
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Publish Date: Sep 2008
ISBN-13: 9780446407410
ISBN-10: 0446407410
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 277
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 8.5 x 1.0
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Exellent read
4/20/2009

Customer review by UPGizmo

5.0 stars 4/20/2009 by UPGizmo
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This was one of the best books I've read in a long time. Very inspirational and uplifting in this down economy and negativity.

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6/24/2009

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5.0 stars 6/24/2009 by Sanfurs
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I would recommend this book to anybody I just got it today and I'm having a hard time puting it down.

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Age:14 - 18
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Usage:Every day
12/9/2008

Customer review by crazyboutcats9

5.0 stars 12/9/2008 by crazyboutcats9
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just as in the book marly this is a happy story. this time of a kitty who loved and in return got love back. not from just one person but a town plus. reading this not only brings smiles but tears as well. animals are great companions and all they ask for is love. thank you for writing this book. maybe we could all learn from our animal friends.

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radcliff, ky
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A great present for cat lovers
12/27/2008

Customer review by picturestoframe

5.0 stars 12/27/2008 by picturestoframe
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I have not read the book because it was a christmas present to a friend who likes anything cat. I did skim thru it and it looks alot like the book "Marley and Me". I have ordered the book for myself even though I am more a dog person. The book does seem to draw you in and have a heartwarming tale to tell.

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3/22/2009

Customer review by citygirl1983

5.0 stars 3/22/2009 by citygirl1983
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Although I'm not finished with this book yet, I love it so far. It's keeping my attention and it makes me laugh constantly. I recommend this book to any cat lover AND animal lover.

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