Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

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Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron, with Bret Witter, 2008.

Dewey Readmore Books, or Dewey as he was known by all who loved him, was the library cat at the Spencer Public Library in the small town of Spencer, Iowa. He was found in the book return of the library one bitterly cold January morning. His paws were frostbitten and he was so dirty that the library staff was not even sure what color he was. Dewey was cleaned and cared for and instantly loved the library as much as the library loved him. But Dewey was so much more than a mascot for the library. People came from around the globe to visit Dewey. He was featured nationally in news reports and magazine articles. He also appeared in two documentaries (one of which was filmed for a Japanese audience). You do not have to be a cat lover to thoroughly enjoy this heartwarming tale of a small Midwestern town and their beloved Dewey.

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