Tuesday, September 8, 2009


"Dewey" by Vicki Myron
(from inside flap)

How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to trnsform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can't begin to answer this question until you hear the story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa.
Only a few weeks old, Dewey was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found 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. For the next nineteen years, he nver 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, Dewey became a source of pride for an extraordinary Heartland farming town pulling its way slowly back from the greatest crisis in its long history.

MY THOUGHTS: I have had this book on my to read list for the longest time. It was time to read it. This is a very fascinating book. How one little kitten could hold a town and it's people together during the worst times. If you like cats, or hate cats for that matter, this is a wonderful book to read. You not only learn about Dewey, but the folks that live in Spencer, Iowa. With all their good and bad times. Dewey is always there helping them through the crisis. You will laugh, wonder how and why and you will also cry.

My review is at my place, Just Books.


Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

might be a cute cat. hahaha...just can't imagine how the story would be. Thanks for this