The Small-town Library Cat Who Touched the World

Audiobook CD - 2008
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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 nineteen 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 theIowalibrary system. Dewey is one lovable, roguish cat who managed to transform an entire town and inspire people across the globe.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Audio, p2008.
ISBN: 9781600243820
Branch Call Number: AUDIOBK CD 636.8092 MYRON V
Characteristics: 4 audio discs (approximately 4.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Witter, Bret
Toren, Suzanne


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Nov 28, 2016

Nov 25 2016.....this was good. Hubby liked it too.

Mar 06, 2012

Cute (and true) story!

skinny3497 Nov 13, 2011

This is an excellent story and recording.

Oct 23, 2011

What a simply wonderful book! Life in a library with this adorable cat is happy, sad and amusing. I loved every minute of it. Children would love it too.

Oct 01, 2011

Absolutely a must read for anyone who loves cats!! Just heart warming.

Sep 30, 2011

People who REALLY love cats will appreciate this story. Also it's the story of a library getting the credit it deserves as an important, and even crucial part of the community. Too bad it needed a cute cat to bring people together. Libraries Rule! And cats do too!

Feb 11, 2011

What can I say? I work at a library so OF COURSE I like this book :)

samdog123 Dec 16, 2009

This is a very heartwarming story of a library cat who found a home at a public library in Iowa. For many years he influenced all who met him and also the Librarian who tells this story.


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