Dewey the Library Cat by Vicki Myron
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In the tradition of Marley: A Dog Like No Other, this is the story of a cat who was more than a pet, and the amazing effect he had on the people around him. This middle-grade adaptation of the Grand Central bestseller Dewey features an 8-page photo insert, including exclusive, never-before-seen photos of the Dew!

Now everyone's favorite library cat can inspire a new audience of young readers with his story of courage and love. Abandoned in a library book drop slot in the dead of winter, this remarkable kitten miraculously endured the coldest night of the year. Dewey Readmore Books, as he became known, quickly embraced his home inside Spencer's public library, charming the struggling small town's library-goers, young and old. As word of Dewey's winning tail, or rather his tale, spread, the library cat gained worldwide fame as a symbol of hope and proof positive that one small cat could change a town, one reader at a time.
 

About Vicki Myron

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Vicki Myron was born on a farm fifteen miles from Spencer, Iowa. At the age of thirty-four, she graduated summa cum laude from Mankato State University and she has a masters degree from Emporia State University. She worked at the Spencer Public Library for twenty-five years, the last twenty as director. She lives in Spencer, Iowa. Her website is www.deweyreadmorebooks.comBret Witter has collaborated with Vicki Myron since 2006 and has enjoyed every minute. Raised in North Alabama, he currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife and two children, Lydia and Isaac.
 
Published September 5, 2008 by Grand Central Publishing. 277 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Literature & Fiction, History, Travel. Fiction

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Librarian Myron’s popular adult memoir, Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, about the adopted cat who became the mascot of her Iowa library, finds yet another life in this middle-

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Dewey Readmore Books, the cat discovered in the book return slot at the Spencer, Iowa, public library that rose to fame in the bestseller Dewey, returns with his latest adventures.

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Curiosity certainly doesn't kill Dewey the cat—it helps his library win first prize in a tree-decorating contest.

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Librarian Myron’s popular adult memoir, Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, about the adopted cat who became the mascot of her Iowa library, finds yet another life in this middle-grade adaptation, which also follows Myron and Witter’s 2009 picture book version.

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Examiner

For an eight-week old kitten found in a library book drop on a cold winter’s morning, rescued by the library director, Vicki Myron who was the co-author of the book Dewey the Library Cat along with Bret Witter was the cat, which the town of Spencer, Iowa, grew to love.

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Suite 101

When Spencer librarian Vicki Myron kept an abandoned kitten as a library cat, she could not foresee the effect he would have on the people of her town, and her own life.

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The Bookbag

Summary: After Vicki Myron published her moving account of Dewey: The Small-town Library-cat Who Touched the World, she was innundated with cards and letters from cat lovers saying how much Dewey's story had moved tham and sharing stories about their own special cats.

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The Bookbag

Vicki Myron, the chief librarian at Spencer Library in Iowa, heard some very strange noises coming from the book drop box that borrowers used in order to return their books when the library was closed.

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Kidz World

And now he has his own book for kids - Dewey the Library Cat - so that children all over the world can learn more about this special cat.

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KidsReads

There are other library cats, to be sure, but it is unlikely that any of them are as well known or loved as Dewey Readmore Books.

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KidsReads

There are other library cats, to be sure, but it is unlikely that any of them are as well known or loved as Dewey Readmore Books.

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