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Dewey: The Cat Who Changed the World

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Dewey is a heart-warming story about a cat who lived a long, pampurred life in a public library in Spencer, Iowa. The true story is written by Vicki Myron, who was the Spencer Library Director for 20 years. Considering that Vicki rescued Dewey from a library drop box when he was just a tiny, dirty, bitterly cold kitten with frostbitten paws, Dewey repays the library staff and library patrons again and again with his sweet personality and adorable cat antics.

This story is autobiographical for Vicki Myron’s personal and professional life. The town history of Spencer, Iowa is painted throughout the story with details that take the reader there. This is a wonderful story that poignantly highlights the rewarding relationship of pets to people. There is also an audiobook version read by Suzanne Toren... and... the Oshtemo Branch Library has chosen Dewey for an upcoming Oshtemo Book Group selection - stay tuned!

Vicki has since written a children’s picture book titled Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library!


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

Posted by Amy Chase at 01/11/2010 09:34:44 AM