The True Tails of Baker and Taylor
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The True Tails of Baker and Taylor

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"Not since George Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life" has someone so lifted the spirits of an entire community. That the 'someone' in this case is, in fact, two library cats makes this true tale of the love of literature combined with a fondness for nose licking all the more magical. This book, like a purring kitten who may also be a genie, should be welcomed into any home." Francesco Marciuliano, "New York Times" bestselling author of "I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats"

It all started with mice in the library.

Assistant librarian Jan Louch and a coworker decided that what the library needed was a cat. Or, even better, two cats. Soon, they found a pair of Scottish Folds who were perfect for the job. Jan named them Baker and Taylor, and they took up residence in the library.

But these cats were much more than mousers. Visitors to the library fell in love with Baker and Taylor and their antics just as Jan had. And then, after Jan let the cats be photographed for a poster, they became feline celebrities. Children from across the country wrote them letters, fans traveled from far and wide to meet them, and they became the most famous library cats in the world.

In "The True Tails of Baker and Taylor, "Jan Louch looks back and tells the remarkable story of these two marvelous cats and the people readers, librarians, and cat lovers of all ages who came together around them."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 385 pages
  • 142 x 218 x 30mm | 522g
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1410491811
  • 9781410491817

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Book and cat lovers will adore this book and it will get everybody turned on to reading and the importance of libraries. Temple Grandin, author of "Animals in Translation"

"Finally, the charming backstory of the small-town cats who touched so many. This engaging, emotional, and funny read highlights the inclusive nature of the library community." Gina Sheridan, author of "I Work at a Public Library"

This valentine to two small-town library cats who accidentally became famous as book-world mascots and the librarian who loved them will be catnip to everyone who loves books and those perfect readers' companions, cats. Baker and Taylor's sensitively written saga also portrays the unstoppable growth of a woman's life, a library, a town, an industry, and an era, ours. Carole Nelson Douglas, author of the Midnight Louie mysteries

"I love, in no particular order, cats, books, and the literary life in general. I particularly love Scottish Fold cats. (I've had three, one of whom was a genius and achieved his own literary fame). So to find a book that covers all the bases - or all the paws, as the case may be - was a sheer delight. I only wish Norton was still around so I could read this to him. Or so he could read it to me." Peter Gethers, author of the bestselling Norton Trilogy ("The Cat Who Went to Paris," "A Cat Abroad," and "The Cat Who ll Live Forever")

Not since George Bailey in "It s a Wonderful Life" has someone so lifted the spirits of an entire community. That the someone in this case is in fact two library cats makes this true tale of the love of literature combined with a fondness for nose licking all the more magical. This book, like a purring kitten who may also be a genie, should be welcomed into any home. Francesco Marciuliano, "New York Times" bestselling author of "I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats""
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About Jan Louch

JAN LOUCH worked as Assistant County Librarian/Reference for the Minden branch of the Douglas County Library in Nevada for eighteen years before her retirement in 1997. Her previous jobs have included restaurant chef, nurse s aide, chamber of commerce manager, and 4-H Club coordinator. She grew up in the Bay Area during the Depression and has lived in Great Britain, Ohio, and New York State. She has lived in the Carson Valley of Nevada since 1969.

Lisa Rogak is the bestselling author of numerous books, most recently, "Cats on the Job." She lives in New Hampshire. Learn more at www.lisarogak.com."
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