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    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.


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    Title
    Dewey
    Subtitle
    The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vicki Myron, With Bret Witter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780446407427
    ISBN 10: 0446407429
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WNGC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HP
    B&T General Subject: 600
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/SMALL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    Ingram Subject Code: PT
    Libri: I-PT
    B&T Approval Code: A74700000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/UPMIDW, GEOG/IOWA, CULT/HEARLN
    BISAC V2.8: PET003000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: C7
    BISAC V2.8: LAN025000
    DC21: 636.80929
    BISAC V2.8: PHI035000
    B&T Approval Code: A29702500
    DC22: 636.80092/9
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 636.80929
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: SF445.5 .M97 2010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.4.3.0.0
    Thema V1.0: WNGC, QD
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Time Warner Trade Publishing
    Imprint name
    Warner Books Inc
    Publication date
    07 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Vicki Myron was born on a farm fifteen miles from Spencer, Iowa. At the age of thirty-four, after a failed marriage, single motherhood, and a stint on welfare, she graduated summa cum laude from MankatoStateUniversity and has a masters degree from EmporiaStateUniversity.She worked at the Spencer Public Library for twenty-five years, the last twenty as director. She lives in Spencer, Iowa. Bret Witter is a book editor and professional writer. Raised in north Alabama, he currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, two children and his fourteen-year-old cat Kiki. His other cat, Feasor, died four days after the completion of this book.
    Review quote
    "DEWEY is charming, lovely, and moving. It's about life and death and small-town values and, above all, love. Norton would have liked Dewey--the cat and the book-- immensely." "Peter Gethers, author of THE CAT WHO WENT TO PARIS and THE CAT WHO'LL LIVE FOREVER""