Dewey : The Small-town Library-cat Who Touched the World

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On the coldest morning of the year, Vicki Myron found a tiny, bedraggled kitten almost frozen to death in the night drop box of the library where she worked, and her life -- and the town of Spencer, Iowa -- would never be the same.Vicki was a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm and an alcoholic, abusive husband. But her biggest challenge as the new head librarian in Spencer was to raise the spirits of a small, out-of-the-way town mired deep in the farm crisis of the 1980s.Dewey, as the townspeople named the kitten, quickly grew into a strutting, adorable library cat whose antics kept patrons in stitches, and whose sixth sense about those in need created hundreds of deep and loving friendships. As his fame grew, people drove hundreds of miles to meet Dewey, and people all over the world fell in love with him.Through it all, Dewey remained a loyal companion, a beacon of hope not just for Vicki, but for the entire town of Spencer as it slowly, steadily pulled itself up from the worst financial crisis in its long history. Dewey won hearts and proved to everyone he encountered that unconditional love comes in many more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 24mm | 199.58g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • B&W Integrated
  • 0340953950
  • 9780340953952
  • 26,340

About Vicki Myron

Vicki Myron has been a librarian at the library in Spencer, Iowa for twenty-five more

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Inspiring hope and happiness Daily Telegraph feelgood feline biography Evening Standard Even confirmed cat-haters would warm to the true story of Dewey... Far more than just a cute cat book, it is a real feel good story about the whole community whose lives Dewey touched The Bookseller An irresistible story... This is a wonderful book about the foibles of small-town America and the people who live there - it's Peyton Place with a cat... Daily Mail 'heart-warming' ***** Star Magazineshow more

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Inspiring hope and happiness Daily Telegraphshow more

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42,160 ratings
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3 26% (10,760)
2 8% (3,271)
1 2% (963)

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This sotry is a very heartwarming tale that will leave you wishing you had your very own Dewey. This is a beautiful tale that is very easy to read. The descriptions of the changes in the society in Iowa are very real and have parts you can relate to, you can understand the society perfectly from the more
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