Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
When Spencer, Iowa librarian Vicki Myron arrived at work that cold winter morning in 1988, she had no inkling that a small thing she would find in the overnight book drop would forever change her life and that of her whole community. That something was a tiny kitten, bedraggled and half frozen. ... show more
When Spencer, Iowa librarian Vicki Myron arrived at work that cold winter morning in 1988, she had no inkling that a small thing she would find in the overnight book drop would forever change her life and that of her whole community. That something was a tiny kitten, bedraggled and half frozen. Almost immediately, this unannounced critter won the hearts of the staff; by quick affirmation, he was adopted, declawed, neutered, and given a library-friendly name (Dewey Readmore Books). For the next eighteen years, until he died in 2006, Dewey provided his gentle, independent feline presence to a small library and the surrounding rural community. Dewey the book shows how even one small-town bookish cat can make a big difference. A Barnes & Noble Bestseller in a new paperback edition.
Publish date: September 24th 2008
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Biography Memoir
Series: Dewey Readmore
As I read about Dewey, I thought about the cats that I have had over the years. Dewey playfulness, his curiosity and the way he seemed to read the emotions of others, sounded like some of my own furry friends that I have had. He had somehow landed in the perfect spot many years ago, finding his fore...
A quick and cute read. Librarians, cat lovers, and book readers will love this cute cat read. It's fast paced and sure to make you smile. Dewey was found in the book drop one very cold day in Iowa by the branch manager, Vicki. Quickly enough he becomes the library cat, known and loved by most patr...
This book tells the true story of the world's most famous cat. The story is lovely but really not that special. Dewey only became that famous because he was the only real piece of news in this small-town and in contrast to most other cats communicated very actively with people, especially unknown on...
I loved hearing about Dewey. That is, reading about him. I admit that I skipped quite a bit of the exposition, however. I think Vicki Myron is a good writer, but honestly I wasn't in the mood to hear a lot of background. I got enough of it to know how significant Dewey was to the library and to the ...