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by Vicki Myron

  • Author: Vicki Myron
  • ISBN: 0446407410
  • ISBN13: 978-0446407410
  • ePub: 1479 kb | FB2: 1815 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Regional U.S.
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition (September 24, 2008)
  • Pages: 277
  • Rating: 4.1/5
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Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World ePub download

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World is a best-selling non-fiction book published in September 2008.

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World is a best-selling non-fiction book published in September 2008. The book recounts the life of Dewey Readmore Books, the cat in residence at the Spencer Public Library in Spencer, Iowa.

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Vicki Myron was a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm and an alcoholic husband. But her biggest challenge as the new head librarian in Spencer, Iowa, was to raise the spirits of a small, out-of-the-way town mired deep in the farm crisis of the 1980s.

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

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.

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 .

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

Dewey: The Small-Town Li.has been added to your Cart. Vicki gives Spencer's famous library cat a 10th life by writing this engaging biography. ―Christie Vilsack, former First Lady of Iowa and President of The Vilsack Foundation. DEWEY is charming, lovely, and moving.

Dewey: The Small-Town Li. It's about life and death and small-town values and, above all, love. Norton would have liked Dewey-the cat and the book- immensely. ―Peter Gethers, author of THE CAT WHO WENT TO PARIS and THE CAT WHO'LL LIVE FOREVER.

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 .

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 eventuall. He was found the next working 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 hem in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with this enthusiasm, warmth.

Dewey Readmore Books was the library cat of the Spencer, Iowa, Public Library. Having been abandoned in the library's drop box in January 1988, he was adopted by the library and gained local attention for his story shortly thereafter. Dewey's caretaker, head librarian Vicki Myron, published a book on Dewey's life in 2008, entitled Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, which became a New York Times number one nonfiction bestseller. She adapted it for two children's versions.

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.
Malaunitly
I wasn’t careful when I was ordering this book and thought I was getting the adult version of this book. I was surprised when I opened up my package and it was the children’s version. I checked my order and sure enough it was me that made the mistake! Regardless, I gave the book a try, since I am a cat lover and didn’t mind having a quick and easy read.

This was a really sweet story. I loved reading about how Dewey made his life at the library. In addition to being a cat lover, I also work in a library. It made me wish for a library cat of my own! I enjoyed all the little anecdotes and loved the photos. I admit I teared up in a few spots. I certainly enjoyed the book, and will probably pass it on to my nieces. Just make sure you’re ordering the right version!
Gralsa
Oh what a delightful book,I must have read it five times.Vicki Myron is so descriptive in telling us about Dewey, I just adored him,wish I could have met him too. As a cat lover I was able to relate to everything Vicki said about Dewey I found myself admiring Vicki Myron for her struggles and her courage. I could read anything she writes, she is so interesting and human I don't usually get so caught up in a book, but
this book caught me by surprise, delightfully so. I'll admit I bawled my eyes out over that little bundle of fur,he will remain a memory in my heart forever,as will Spencer Iowa and Vicki Myron.I can't imagine anyone reading this book without it touching their heart.
Lo◘Ve
Vicki once again writes a great and compelling book, I will not spoil this for anyone but you must read all the way to the end, which can be hard for cat lovers. Dewey's life as told by her was mesmerizing as well as her insights into a small town and it's library and how a library works and her dreams and how she made them real for it.

In this second book we get additional accounts of different cats and people along with a few more things about Dewey, especially after his death, it's not always feel-good and has some sorrow, so be prepared for that but it's worth all that to get to the end.
Uttegirazu
If you've ever owned a cat, you will just eat up every word, every adventure, every cuddle in this book. If you "dont know cats" this will take you into their world; it will show you the depth of their intelligence and capacity to love and care. The tale of the small almost-frozen cat being rescued by the library staff and becoming a fixture in the museum is well told. You can just see the cat chasing things, or being chased, and how it interacts with people -- particularly with grumps and physically disabled. The few sections about the health of the author (librarian) did not interest me, and I could have done without. I could re-read this book every few years and still giggle, swoon, or cry. It must be one of the top "gift books" published, as you will want to share it, and bring joy to others' lives.
Castiel
The namesake of the story, Dewey, will win your heart just as he did for people in the town of Spencer, Iowa and across the world. I very much enjoyed the stories of how he won over the hearts of many who were hardened to life and affection. The author goes into great detail to describe Dewey's hometown and its history, which is valuable at times because it shows the effect this little cat had in helping to preserve it.

The only complaint I have is with the awkward transitions between Dewey's story and the author's life. There are several chapters that have nothing to do with Dewey's story and are completely about the author's past; and there is no smooth transitioning between the two. It's almost like, "Enough about the cat, let's talk about me now." Not to say that it wasn't an interesting read, it was just...awkward. I understand tying two separate timeframes together to weave one story together, but this book did not succeed in that. She could have correlated a struggle of Dewey's to a struggle of hers, but there was none of that. The story of Dewey would rock along happily, only to be interrupted by two chapters of what its like to be a single mom. It's kind of like this review; everything's adorable, now let me rant about molding two stories into one.

Now, in earnest, I got what I expected from the story, which was a touching tale about an adorable cat. I was excited to see how the little guy became famous and how his story culminated in this book. If you are a cat lover, Dewey is worth the read.
Road.to sliver
I will read anything about cats, which is why I refer to myself as a Cat a holic. I wrote it out that way, otherwise it looks like im saying Catholic, which I am no longer. Cataholic. See?
Anyway, Myron knows how to perfectly describe tje relationship between human and feline. It is a special relationship; unlike that of a canine and human, one has to work to build a relationship with a feline, whereas with a canine, a good chew toy or snack will get a human a canine companion for life.
As with her previous book, Myron is able to showcase these special relationships between humans and their feline masters, without being sappy or dry.
I suppose a review from a non Cataholic (why would such a person exist? What would the meaning of existence be without a feline? I shudder at the thought.) would be a lot more interesting as one would be able to surmise whether or not she has truly been able to display the unique relationship between human and feline.
I look forward to reading more of her books. And I think it's wonderful that she found love with another Cataholic. A man who loves cats is defintely a catch!
Here is a picture of my most recent rescue, Simba, a 7 year old altered male who was found in a zippered canvas bag in a parking lot in San Francisco. He had 48 hours left to live before being euthanized only because he was not adopted.
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