What a Cat! July 17, 2008Posted by Ann in Non-Fiction.
I’m agreeing with others who have read advanced reading copies- the book, Dewey : the Small-Town Library Cat who Touched the World is going to be a huge hit of the fall 2008 publishing season. Vicki Myron, who was the director at Spencer Public Library in Iowa, is the author, along with contributor Bret Witter. Ms. Myron received a $1.25 million contract in 2007 to write the book.
Dewey’s story is a wonderful tale. The little kitten was found on a cold winter’s morning stuffed into the book drop at the library. The pads on his paws were frostbitten and he was hungry. The staff warmed him up with a bath and nursed him into health. The library decided to adopt him, and Dewey became friends with all who entered that library but became the special companion to Vicki Myron, the library director.
Maybe some Rocky River Public Library patrons remember our own resident cat who lived at the library during the early 1980′s. Catalog was his name, and he provided enjoyment to the staff and patrons alike during the few years he lived here.
Dewey’s story is special though. From the flyleaf of the book- “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 ReadmoreBooks, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa.”
The book doesn’t come out until September 24; I was lucky enough to read an advance reading copy. Place your reserves at the library now! ~Ann