How many lives can one abandoned kitten touch? This is the heart-warming and unforgettable story of a truly idiosyncratic cat with a strong sense of loyalty and love, and a taste for fast-food. When he was just a few weeks old, Dewey Readmore Books was shoved through the book returns slot of his local library in a sleepy town. Starving, terrified ...
How many lives can one abandoned kitten touch? This is the heart-warming and unforgettable story of a truly idiosyncratic cat with a strong sense of loyalty and love, and a taste for fast-food. When he was just a few weeks old, Dewey Readmore Books was shoved through the book returns slot of his local library in a sleepy town. Starving, terrified and bruised after being battered by falling books, Dewey curled up into the arms of the library director Vicki. Vicki was a single mother who had escaped a violent husband and was struggling to bring up her little girl Jodi alone. Vicki fell in love with the little bundle of fur in her arms and campaigned to allow Dewey to stay and become the library cat. She didn't know what she was letting herself in for ...Dewey's arrival transformed Vicki and Jodi's lives, as well as the staff at the library and eventually the fortunes of an entire town. Dewey was an instant hit with the library regulars and had an amazing instinct to cuddle up close to visitors that were going through a tough time. Vicki tells the incredible story of one severely disabled, wheelchair bound girl that Dewey took a shine to and how he would climb inside her jacket as she giggled hysterically and her eyes, usually almost catatonic, burst into life. He supervised children's reading groups and ensured no child felt left out by snuggling into the laps of any outsiders. He was a ball of mischievous energy and relished in turning the hitherto quiet and predictable routines of the library upside down. Dewey became the town's number one attraction and he began regularly appearing in the national and international media. Fans from all over the world visited the small town to pay homage to the world's most beloved cat.
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It's amazing to learn how one small animal can change the attitudes of so many people. The author showed how and why an animal/pet can changes lives. We have much to learn from them and Vicki Myron gave us a small glimpse into that. I sent my copy to a friend who lived in Spencer, IA for several years.
Feb 21, 2013
for a cat person, this is a great book....really recommend to others!
May 13, 2011
This is a touching story. It's really good. Dewey was truely a special cat. He was quiet "human" and could comfort people, and help people of all ages. Great book.
Mar 18, 2011
Their site said the book was in great condition - well, it was better than great - I think it was brand new! No marks of it having been read before - outside and inside in perfect shape. I'll go back for more books in the future!
Sep 3, 2010
A Surprise Read
A warm hearted story of overcoming obstacles in life. A reminder of life in a small rural community and the determination of the people who choose to live there. Touches on the good effects a pet can have on children, as well as adults. A close look at a lifestyle vanishing from the greatest country on earth.
Publishers Weekly, 2008-11-24 In a world where a bad dog topped bestseller lists for years, it's inevitable that a library cat would soon make a bid to win the hearts of a nation. According to Mayron, this has already happened. Dewey is not bad, just occasionally mischievous enough to provide opportunities for the narrator to coo. Suzanne Toren wholeheartedly devotes herself to the first-person account of the author's travels with Dewey and only occasionally meanders into the sugar bowl. Dewey's story is a testament to how something small with a big heart can have an incalculable effect on a community. Anyone with at least one cat is guaranteed to get a lump in his or her throat as the orange fluff-ball connects with a severely disabled girl in one particularly affecting scene, memorably brought to life by Toren in her librarian persona. A Grand Central hardcover (Reviews, July 28). (Sept.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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