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Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World | [Vicky Myron, Bret Witter]

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

Dewey is the heartwarming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa, as told by his owner and companion of 19 years, Vicki Myron, the librarian who found him on a frigid January morning when he was abandoned as a kitten in the book drop slot. It is also the story of a remarkable small town, which burned down at the beginning of the Depression, only to rebuild itself again.
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Dewey is the heartwarming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa, as told by his owner and companion of 19 years, Vicki Myron, the librarian who found him on a frigid January morning when he was abandoned as a kitten in the book drop slot. It is also the story of a remarkable small town, which burned down at the beginning of the Depression, only to rebuild itself, and which was almost shuttered during the farm crisis of the 1980s, before regrouping and rededicating itself to small town American values. Dewey's local charm and worldwide fame became a symbol of hope for this recovering town. Through Dewey's antics, we come to know and love many of the colorful and inspiring people of Spencer. But perhaps the most inspiring person in Spencer is Vicki Myron herself, a single mother who survived the bankruptcy of her family farm and working in a box factory to put two of her brothers through college to become one of the leaders of the Iowa library system. Dewey is one lovable, roguish cat who managed to transform an entire town and inspire people across the globe.

©2008 Vicky Myron; (P)2008 Vicky Myron

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    Mary Oregon City, OR, USA 12-03-08
    Mary Oregon City, OR, USA 12-03-08
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    "Great read!!"

    This was soooo cute and soooo sad. Loved it and will recommend to all. You can't go wrong with this one folks.

    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley Oakland, TN, United States 01-19-09
    Shirley Oakland, TN, United States 01-19-09 Member Since 2007
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    "all pet lovers"

    will love this cat. I am a dog person but this cat won my heart. a quick, very good read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Ulm California 12-30-08
    Mary Ulm California 12-30-08 Member Since 2008

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    "A good read"

    I am a cat lover and so enjoyed the antics of Dewey and his human pets. The book is well written and well read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Debora J. Funk Dacula, GA 01-27-09
    Debora J. Funk Dacula, GA 01-27-09 Member Since 2008

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    This was such a good story. Very uplifting for cat owners. We hear so many good things about dogs that it's nice to read a good cat story.

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    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 07-06-14
    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 07-06-14 Member Since 2012
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    I'm very touched by the story of Dewey, and very glad that I got this audiobook. The reader is really good, and the story is very touching, inspirational, and of course tragic as it chronicles the entire life of Dewey including his eventual death. Prepare to shed a few tears, but you will enjoy the ride.

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    Heidi Annapolis, MD, United States 03-20-12
    Heidi Annapolis, MD, United States 03-20-12 Member Since 2007
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dewey to be better than the print version?

    I don't know. I think i would have enjoyed the print edition too.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dewey?

    I loved the way Dewey interacted with the library patrons.


    Any additional comments?

    This book does have a sad ending. The ending though does not ruin the book.

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    Deneen clifford, Ontario, Canada 04-25-10
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    Very good book well written

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    Dianne Banning, CA, USA 02-18-10
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    I am not a cat lover, my husband is highly alergic to cat dander. we have 4 dogs though, I am a very much an aninal lover, but Dewey touched my heart and I really loved the book.

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    Laura Fairfield, IA, United States 12-05-09
    Laura Fairfield, IA, United States 12-05-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Deeply moving, emotional"

    A must read for every cat lover; a beautiful, moving story of an extraordinary cat that drew devotees from around the world. After you read the book you'll understand why, my only regret is I did not make the pilgrimage to see Dewey when he was still alive, in Iowa. Absolutely wonderful!

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    Kaelin albia, IA, USA 12-01-09
    Kaelin albia, IA, USA 12-01-09
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    "Heartwarming"

    The story of Dewey was very charming and heartwarming. Many references to Iowa geography. Kleenex's are a must for this read!

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