At that moment, I lost every bone in my body and just melted. Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story (Paperback) By Vicki Myron, Bret Witter. His story became so well known that, after hi… “A boy,” I said. After the weekend, the drop box would also be full of books, so every Monday morning I took them out of the box and loaded them onto one of our book carts. Well in the case of Dewey: The small-town library-cat who touched the world by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter, it doesn't. When librarian Vicki Myron found him in the morning, she wrapped him in her arms, nurtured him back to health, and introduced him to his new home - the library. A delightful book about a cat who changes the lives of people in a small town. Although I am a cat person, there was too much personal history in this book and small town information compared with the bits about the cat named Dewey. I read a write up about this book in a national newspaper, and having read and enjoyed Marley and Me, thought I would give it a go. At our library, the book return slot was in a back alley across the street from the town’s middle school, so rocks and snowballs were the least of our worries. They say that you should not judge a book by it's cover - but the picture of the little ginger cat is so appealing, how could any cat lover not want to read Dewey's tale. It was so thin I could see every rib. We were just staring at the kitten. Instead, it snuggled into my chest and laid its head against my heart. If you love cats you'll like this book. They were all looking at me. But the opening at the top of the chute was only a few inches wide, so that would be quite a squeeze for an old man. Dewey Readmore Books, as he became known, quickly embraced his home inside Spencer's public library, charming the struggling small town's library-goers, young and old. It was the kind of cold that made it almost painful to breathe. Jeffrey Lionel Maniac Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. That in itself is reason to not bother buying this book. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 27, 2014, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Welcome to Boresville! A delightful read - Manly Daily --This text refers to the paperback edition. Very touching story. Dewey is a living testament of love and determination. Children's version of the New York Times bestselling book Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron shows power of love and loyalty. Even in the warmth of my arms, I could feel it shaking. But the kitten was so cold. The kitten had been so filthy before, I had thought it was gray. Finally, the city council and city government had agreed to keep Dewey. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days. Buy Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story 1 by Myron, Vicki, Witter, Bret (ISBN: 9780316068710) from Amazon's Book Store. Please try again. The librarian of a small town library in Spencer, Iowa, discovers a tiny, frozen, furry bundle in the drop-box of her library. Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. It didn’t fight. We found out later it was eight weeks old, but it looked like it was barely eight days old. Description. In the tradition of Marley: A Dog Like No Other, this is the story of a cat who was more than a pet, and the amazing effect he had on the people around him.This middle-grade adaptation of the Grand Central bestseller Dewey features an 8-page photo insert, including exclusive, never-before-seen photos of the Dew! To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Dewey was adopted as the library cat at the Spencer Public Library in January 1988 when he was found in the book drop on a cold Monday morning. 0:07 [PDF Download] Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library! This kitten was tough. Then it lowered its head and sank down into its hole. London is used to relying on reminder notes and ... An award-winning book from the author of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life and ... An award-winning book from the author of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life and I filled the staff room sink with warm water, testing it with my elbow as I clutched the kitten in my arms. Wet, scared, and meowing quietly for its mother. A pause, then: “Someone must have put him in the box.”, “He’s so beautiful. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The author writes from a place of openness, honesty, and love. I was only thinking about right now. AbeBooks.com: Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story (9780316068710) by Myron, Vicki; Witter, Bret and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices. I believe the people that will relate to this book most are the people who who have let cats into their lives to be more than pets. Dewey Readmore Books, as he became known, quickly embraced his home inside Spencer's public library, charming the struggling small town's library-goers, young and old. When I finally lifted it out of the sink, it looked like a newborn: huge lidded eyes and big ears sticking out from a tiny head. The town gave the Library a chance to have Dewey in the Library. So I was more than prepared when someone finally asked, “What should we do with him?”, “Well,” I said, as if the thought had just occurred to me, “maybe we can keep him.”, Librarian Myron’s popular adult memoir, Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, about the adopted cat who became the mascot of her Iowa library, finds yet another life in this middle-grade adaptation, which also follows Myron and Witter’s 2009 picture book version. That is the base of much of it's power. As you do unto others; so it shall be done unto you. Inside the ... After a stack of fashion magazines falls on Kiki Kitty's head while she is blowing ... After a stack of fashion magazines falls on Kiki Kitty's head while she is blowing Like many of the people of Spencer, Iowa, I was captivated by Dewey from the start. Javascript is not enabled in your browser. I wasn’t listening. And on that night, of all nights, someone had jammed a book into the return slot, wedging it open. Like the hardcover, this paperback edition of the middle-grade adaptation ofNew York TimesbestsellerDeweyfeatures an 8-page photo insert of the Dew! 2008). Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat is a simple story, simply told. [ Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story By Myron, Vicki ( Author ) Paperback 2011 ], [(Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World)] [Author: Vicki Myron] published on (October, 2010). The night before, the temperature had reached minus fifteen degrees, and that didn’t take into account the wind, which cut under your coat and squeezed your bones. “The poor baby,” I said, squeezing tighter. Ages 8-12. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. A marvellous story, highly recommended. Description. I was still catching my breath, in fact, when I saw the kitten huddled in the front left corner of the box. As word of Dewey's winning tail, or rather his tale, spread, the library cat gained worldwide fame as a symbol of hope and proof positive that one small cat could change a town, one reader at a time. But what kind? By this time there were four people in the staff room, each cooing over the kitten. In the tradition of Marley: A Dog Like No Other, this is the story of a cat who was more than a pet, and the amazing effect he had on the people around him. 'A HUGELY ENJOYABLE true story of how one adorable library cat touched the lives of everyone who met him - Australian Women's Weekly 'Moving' - Herald Sun. Members save with free shipping everyday! Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story Vicki Myron and Bret Witter, Little, Brown, $16.99 (224p) ISBN 978-0-316-06871-0. More children came for story time and everyone loved it. Each night at precisely 4:33 am, while sixteen-year-old London Lane is asleep, her memory of ... Each night at precisely 4:33 am, while sixteen-year-old London Lane is asleep, her memory of The Candymakers for fans for of Wonder and Counting by Sevens Mia Winchell has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person can see sounds, ... A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy ... A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy In the introduction, the author, Vicki Myron gives the reader a detailed description of the recent history of the small town of Spencer, in Northern Iowa. It was tucked up in a little space underneath a book, so all I could see at first was its head. in the bestselling THE CAT WHO WENT TO PARIS. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. My name is Vicki Myron, and I am the former director of the Spencer Public Library in Spencer, Iowa. It was too early to call the veterinarian, who wouldn’t be in for an hour. You find all kinds of things in a library book return box—garbage, snowballs, soda cans. It slid into the sink like a block of ice. I don’t even think it was scared. Please try your request again later. Amazon manages delivery by using preferred couriers/agents. The library became his home for … Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story, written by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter, tells the tale beginning with Dewey’s rescue and continuing on throughout his life. $8.99 . In Korean. I know I do. I put him down on the table. That’s what I remember most, because I couldn’t believe a living animal could be so cold. Dewey Readmore Books, as he became known, quickly embraced his home inside Spencer's public library, charming the struggling small town's library-goers, young and old. Buy Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story Illustrated by Myron, Vicki, Witter, Bret (ISBN: 9780316068703) from Amazon's Book Store. Abandoned kitten grows up in a Library and Changes Lives. This a well written novel. Myron’s friendly and pleasantly pragmatic voice, as well as her mostly judicious selection of anecdotes, brings poignancy to the tale of her special bond with Dewey. He also had a name—Dewey Readmore Books. The pads on all four of his paws were frostbitten, and over the next week they would turn white and peel off. Eight hands touched it, seemingly at once. Publication date 2010 Topics Dewey (Cat) -- Juvenile literature, Library cats -- Iowa -- Spencer -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Dewey (Cat), Library cats, Iowa -- Spencer Publisher New York : Little, Brown Collection Neither of us said anything for a while. Kia Milner. Love this good. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. As word of Dewey's winning tail, or rather his tale, spread, the library cat gained worldwide fame as a symbol of hope and proof positive that one small cat could change a town, one reader at a time. Dewey Readmore Books, as he became known, quickly embraced his home inside Spencer's public library, charming the struggling small town's library-goers, young and old. This is a true story about the beloved library cat in Spencer, Iowa who touched and changed the hearts of people. As word of Dewey's winning tail, or rather his tale, spread, the library cat gained worldwide fame as a symbol of hope and proof positive that one small cat could change a town, one reader at a time. [Vicki Myron; Laura Hamilton; Bret Witter; Brilliance Audio (Firm); Playaway Digital Audio. (May), Gr 4–6—After a cold winter's night, a kitten appeared in the book drop of the Spencer, Iowa, library. You don’t have to be a cat lover to enjoy this book. This book … He steadied himself on the table and slowly looked up into each face. More and more people started coming to the library. Same thing every week. Jean found some shampoo in the art closet, and I rubbed the kitten slowly and lovingly. It was as if he wanted to personally thank every person he met for saving his life. This middle-grade adaptation of the Grand Central bestseller Dewey features an 8-page photo insert, including exclusive, never-before-seen photos of the Dew! We dried it with the blow-dryer we used for drying glue at craft time. It starts out as a very promising and touching animal story. It is a very moving tale about a very special cat who made the most of his opportunity. It didn’t sound like an animal. Dewey Readmore Books, as he became known, quickly embraced his home inside Spencer's public library, charming the struggling small town's library-goers, young and old. Learn how to enable JavaScript on your browser. Description. Enabling JavaScript in your browser will allow you to experience all the features of our site. I only had eyes for the kitten. “Let’s give it a warm bath,” I said. They are companions and healers. It opened its mouth, but the sound was weak and ragged. There are a lot of warm and touching parts in the book and you'll be able to empathize with Dewey and the people who took care of him and loved him. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. Weworkal. As word of Dewey's winning tail, or rather his tale, spread, the library cat gained worldwide fame as a symbol of hope and proof positive that one small cat could change a town, one reader at a time. Dewey the Library Cat : A True Story, Library Edition (9781441885500).pdf writen by Laura Hamilton, Vicki Myron, Bret Witter: Abandoned in a library book-drop slot in the dead of winter, the small kitten who came to be known as Dewey Readmore Books miraculously endured the coldest night of the year. Having been abandoned in the library's drop box in January 1988, he was adopted by the library and gained local attention for his story shortly thereafter. Oh, he’s breaking my heart.”. Get this from a library! © 2008-2021, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates, A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life, Dewey's Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions. I bet Vicky Myron never thought she'd be played by Meryl Streep! This is a true story about the beloved library cat in Spencer, Iowa who touched and changed the hearts of people. Until one morning, one of the coldest mornings of the year, when I came in with the book cart and found Jean Hollis Clark, a fellow librarian, standing dead still in the middle of the staff room. RIP Dewey. Ratings: Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5/5 (17 ratings) Length: 4 hours. Dewey lived to be 19 and made the small town library and its librarian world famous. Sonora2. Thank you Ms Myron, I have become a fan. Vicki, one of the senior staff members of the local library finds a small package in the 'return box' one bitterly cold Monday morning in January. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World is a best-selling non-fiction book published in September 2008. The other three staffers talked over one another while I stood silently cradling the kitten like a baby and rocking back and forth. By now it had been twenty minutes since I had pulled the tiny kitten out of the box, and I’d had plenty of time to think through a few things—the once common practice of keeping library cats, my plan to make the library more friendly, the logistics of bowls and food and cat litter, the trusting expression on the kitten’s face when he burrowed into my chest and looked up into my eyes. 7 reviews. Vicky Myron tells of how Dewey arrived at the library and how he subsequently went on to touch not only her life but all the staff of the Spencer Library and the community of Spencer itself. A cat arrives with a slow crawl.” That pretty well also describes my experience with Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter. In the tradition of Marley: A Dog Like No Other, this is the story of a cat who was more than a pet, and the amazing effect he had on the people around him.This middle-grade adaptation of the Grand Central bestseller Dewey features an 8-page photo insert, including exclusive, never-before-seen photos of the Dew! Stick a hole in a wall and you’re asking for trouble. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. A great book to read. Find all the books, read about the author and more. out the candles on her birthday cake, Kiki turns into Fashion Kitty, a feline superhero who saves other kitties from fashion disaster. Also I found out that the poor cat was declawed. I should know. Inside the book return box, we’d find a firecracker. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer. Once you start reading it, you will be hooked. DEWEY - THERE'S A CAT IN THE LIBRARY! 0:36. To purrfect to put down. That was when I heard it, a low rumble from under the metal cover. Laura Hamilton narrates the chapter book with panache and warmth, her voice and presentation aptly suiting the conversational tone of the text. Frostbitten, dirty, and hungry, he was immediately adopted by the staff and soon had a place of his own in the library. It felt like there was no warmth at all. The kitten looked up at me, slowly and sadly, and for a second I looked straight into its huge golden eyes. Add to Cart Add to Wish List. That is the base of much of it's power. I got down on my knees, reached over to the lid, and hoped for a chipmunk. OTHER BOOKS. Even today, a few years after his death, his legacy lives on and deservedly so. Then he began to hobble. Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story (Hardcover) By Vicki Myron, Bret Witter. Children's version of the New York Times bestselling book Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron shows power of love and loyalty. It sounded like an old man clearing his throat. It wasn’t trying to hide. Dewey the Library Cat A True Story (Book) : Myron, Vicki : Abandoned in a library book drop slot in the dead of winter, this remarkable kitten miraculously endured the coldest night of the year. Hard to Find. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. “How do you think it got in there?”. At its core, the story—Spencer Public Library staff and patrons rally around the tiny ginger-colored kitten abandoned in the book drop on a freezing winter’s night—remains as heartwarming as ever. Ships from and sold by Book Depository CA. by a favorite young sports fiction writer and is guaranteed to liven up locker rooms and baseball diamonds alike. And the cold! What I got instead was a blast of freezing air. So I cradled the kitten in my arms to share my heat. It was just hoping to be saved. Dewey the library cat : a true story by Myron, Vicki. It had to be an animal. In the tradition of Marley: A Dog Like No Other, this is the story of a cat who was more than a pet, and the amazing effect he had on the people around him. Several times we were startled in the middle of the day by a loud explosion from the back of the library. Dewey's story is heartwarming and amusing as the cat wins over even the most recalcitrant of patrons. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. As the water turned grayer and grayer, the kitten’s wild shivering turned to soft purring. [Download] Full Ebook. The holiday season is in full swing in Spencer -- the lights are twinkling, the wreaths are hung, and Christmas bells are ringing. Recommendations, Select the department you want to search in met for saving his life the United Kingdom on 3. 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