Dewey the Library Cat

Dewey the Library Cat

A True Story

Book - 2010
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Abandoned in a library book drop slot in the dead of winter, this remarkable kitten miraculously endured the coldest night of the year. When librarian Vicki Myron found him in the morning, she wrapped him in her arms, nurtured him back to health, and introduced him to his new home - the library. Helping Myron through a difficult time, and inspiring the struggling town of Spencer, Iowa, Dewey gained worldwide fame as a symbol of hope, warming the hearts of all with his tail...or rather, his tale. This middle-grade adaptation of the Grand Central bestseller Dewey features an 8-page photo insert, including exclusive, never-before-seen photos of the Dewey.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, c2010
ISBN: 9780316068710
Branch Call Number: j 636.8 Myron
Characteristics: 214 p. : [8] p. of plates ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Witter, Bret


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Jan 25, 2018

Naturally, I was recommended this book by my school librarian in my elementary years. Little did I know that it was a story that would remain with me forever. Dewey is a small cat that is left in a box outside of a library, and it is easy to say that this feisty and adorable feline was “brought up by librarians”. When I learnt that this was a real story, it warmed my heart right over. Dewey managed to become a symbol of courage, hope and miracles all in one. A high recommendation from me! For the younger audiences, as this is a modification of the adult memoir that Vicki Myron penned. Rating 5/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Dec 03, 2016

I LOVE this book! It's sad at the end but it is still amazing. It's really funny too. Go check this book out the next time you go to the library.

The kitten was abandoned in the library’s book return box. Named Dewey Readmore Books, he became one of the most important members of the library staff in Spencer, Iowa.

Sep 02, 2013

A well-told touching story that's worth your time. Humorous, enjoyable and lot's of fun.

Mar 09, 2011

A true story - well told. I like the small-town life and history presented by the librarian. Dewey the Cat truly saved the town and brought it together.

This is a thoughtfully musing, humorous, poignant tale well worth a read. I enjoyed it.

Nicky86 Sep 16, 2010

This book is so cute!! I think my library should get a library cat!!


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