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Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World | Vicki Myron, Bret Witter
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How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can't even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer , Iowa . Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer 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. As his fame grew from town to town, then state to state, and finally, amazingly, worldwide, Dewey became more than just a friend; he became a source of pride for an extraordinary Heartland farming town pulling its way slowly back from the greatest crisis in its long history.
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Susanita
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7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

#7covers7days #covercrush

Day 3.

Erofan 😻 2mo
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Susanita
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Happy ginger cat appreciation day! My nephew Slinkee says every day is ginger cat appreciation day.

LauraBeth Awww - I didn‘t know today was Ginger Cat Appreciation Day! 😺 2mo
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StephanieMarie
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My #happyplace is anywhere with books and cats! Calypso wants me to go back to reading and stop bugging her lol. #Booked2019 #winter

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Oh my!!! She‘s gorgeous 🙀😺😻 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ll agree—Calypso is a beauty! 8mo
StephanieMarie @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage gorgeous and she knows it! 😸 8mo
TheBee ❤️😻❤️ 8mo
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Gnoe
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It was okay but not my genre and I did not want to invest more time.

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Eggs
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Dewey was found in the dead of winter half-frozen in the library book drop in spencer, Iowa; he became internationally known and loved!

Leftcoastzen It was such a charming read. 1y
TheSpineView Loved it! 1y
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GypsyKat
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This one looked too cute to pass up. ❤️ #BookSale #BookDeal

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CogsOfEncouragement
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Sweet story of an exceptional library cat. As famous as he was, I had never heard of him. Fun to hear his story while participating in the #BoutOfBooks readathon last week. I do have to say that I did not enjoy the narrator for much of the book. At times she changed her cadence to something better, but would slip back to a tone and speed I did not personally enjoy. #AudioMemoir

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