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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

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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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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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.

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Wonderful Story

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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One smart kitty!

The charming story of very smart loveable cat that made a small town come together.

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Outstanding Story

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

great cat story

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

Dewey

Very good book well written

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  • Dianne
  • Banning, CA, USA
  • 02-18-10

Dewey

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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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!