Such a sweet story. Dewey was dumped into the Book Return box on a cold winter night. Librarian Vickie Myron rescues him and forms a strong bond of love and respect. Dewey wins the hearts of library patrons and becomes a world-wide star. Light, heart-felt story of how this adorable cat spent his life inside a small-town library.
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. Great gift book. Great story!
If you are a animal lover this is one of the best. i fell in love with Dewey. I thank God for how He gives us animals that love us and become such a life change to our lives. I picture God in the background perhaps saying, Look if they can love in such a faithful way, can't you?