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Dewey: the small-town library cat who touched the world

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DEWEY is the heartwarming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer,Iowa, as told by his owner and companion of nineteen years, Vicki Myron, the librarian who found him on a frigid January morning when he was abandoned as a kitten in the book drop slot. It is also the story of a remarkable small town, which burned down at the beginning of the Depression, only to rebuild itself, and which was almost shuttered during the farm crisis of the 1980s, before regrouping and rededicating itself to small town American values. Dewey's local charm and worldwide fame became a symbol of hope for this recovering town. Through Dewey's antics, we come to know and love many of the colorful and inspiring people of Spencer. But perhaps the most inspiring person in Spencer is Vicki Myron herself, a single mother who survived the bankruptcy of her family farm and working in a box factory to put two of her brothers through college to become one of the leaders of theIowalibrary system. Dewey is one lovable, roguish cat who managed to transform an entire town and inspire people across the globe.
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Grouped Work ID 33ac0815-9c38-e013-746d-cf57da19a776
Full title dewey the small town library cat who touched the world
Author myron vicki
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-24 23:05:25PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-23 23:39:00PM

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display_description The story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat, starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the book return slot at the Spencer, Iowa, 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.--From publisher description.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Cats -- Iowa -- Spencer -- Biography, Dewey (Cat), Large type books
title_display Dewey : the small-town library cat who touched the world
title_full Dewey : the small-town library cat who touched the world / Vicki Myron, with Bret Witter, Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, Dewey [sound recording] : the small-town library cat who touched the world / Vicki Myron with Bret Witter, Dewey [text (large print)] : the small-town library cat who touched the world / Vicki Myron ; with Bret Witter
title_short Dewey :
title_sub the small-town library cat who touched the world
topic_facet Audiobooks, Biography & Autobiography, Cats, Dewey (Cat), Large type books, Nonfiction, Pets