With over a million copies already sold this is the bestselling story of how one adorable and lovably roguish library cat touched the lives of everyone he came into contact with.
Vicki Myron has been a librarian at the library in Spencer, Iowa for twenty-five years.
One freezing night in 1988, an eight-week-old kitten was left in the book drop of the Spencer Public Library in Iowa. Head librarian Myron immediately fell in love with him, as did the rest of the library staff, and this is how Dewey Readmore Books became the Spencer library cat. Dewey grew into a handsome feline, making many friends in his 19 years at the library by sitting in many laps and greeting library visitors at the door with an uncanny knack for knowing just who needed his affections--children, the elderly, and those on the fence regarding a library cat. Dewey's fame grew from town to town, then state to state, and, amazingly, worldwide. Some of the most moving parts of this memoir express the intense, special bond that Dewey had with Myron, who survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. This charming and heartwarming story of an extraordinary feline will be welcomed by cat lovers and all librarians who wish they had a library cat. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 5/15/08.]--Eva Lautemann, Georgia Perimeter Coll., Clarkston, GA Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
'A HUGELY ENJOYABLE true story of how one adorable library cat touched the lives of everyone who met him - Australian Women's Weekly'Moving' - Herald SunDewey will do for cats what Marley & Me did for dogs - Alive SydneyA delightful read - Manly Daily
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.