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Published
Miami, FL : Suma De Letras 2009.
Language
Spanish
English
Physical Description
295 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN
9781603966481
160396648X
Main Author
Vicki Myron (-)
Other Authors
Bret Witter (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

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 affection. Dewey's fame grew from town to town, then state to state, and, amazingly, became international. 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. Charming and heartwarming. [LJ 7/15/08] Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Traces the author's discovery of a half-frozen kitten in the drop-box of her small-community Iowa library and the feline's development into an affable library mascot whose intuitive nature prompted hundreds of abiding friendships.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can't even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa. Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director, Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility, (for a cat) and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most. As his fame grew from town to town, then state to state, and finally, amazingly, worldwide, Dewey became more than just a friend; he became a source of pride for an extraordinary Heartland farming town pulling its way slowly back from the greatest crisis in its long history.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Cual es el impacto que puede llegar a tener un animal? Cuantas vidas puede llegar a tocar? Como es posible que un gatito abandonado sea capaz de transformar una pequena biblioteca y logre salvar al clasico pueblo norteamericano para finalmente volverse famoso en el mundo entero? Preguntas cuya respuesta tan solo podras imaginar hasta que no escuches la encantadora historia de Dewey Lee Mas Libros, el amado gato de biblioteca de Spencer, Iowa. La historia de Dewey comienza de la peor forma posible. Era la noche mas fría del año cuando alguien decide meterlo por la ranura de devolución de libros de la Biblioteca Publica de Spencer; Dewey era casi un recien nacido. Vicki Myron, la directora de la biblioteca, una madre soltera que habia sobrevivido a la perdida de la granja familiar, a una amenaza de cancer de seno y a un esposo alcoholico, lo encuentra al dia siguiente. Dewey se levanto y, tambaleandose sobre sus patitas heladas, se acerco a Vicki y a cada uno de los trabajadores de la biblioteca, tocandolos con su cabecita en senal de agradecimiento y amor; y fue de esta forma que gano el corazon de todos. Fueron su entusiasmo, calidez y humildad (como puede entenderse en un gato), pero sobre todo, un sexto sentido que le guiaba hacia quien mas lo necesitaba, los que hicieron que durante diecinueve anos nunca dejara de conquistar a los habitantes de Spencer. Conforme su fama crecia de pueblo en pueblo, de estado en estado, hasta finalmente, increiblemente, alcanzar el mundo entero, Dewey se convirtio en algo mas que un amigo: se convirtio en la fuente de orgullo de un extraordinario pueblo en el centro rural de los Estados Unidos que salia lentamente de la crisis mas grande en su larga historia.ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONHow much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can't even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa.Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director, Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility, (for a cat) and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most. As his fame grew from town to town, then state to state, and finally, amazingly, worldwide, Dewey became more than just a friend; he became a source of pride for an extraordinary Heartland farming town pulling its way slowly back from the greatest crisis in its long history.