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Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
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Experience the uplifting, "unforgettable" New York Times bestseller about an abandoned kitten named Dewey, whose life in a library won over a farming town and the world—with over 2 million copies sold! (Booklist)

Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. On the coldest night of the year in Spencer, Iowa, at only a few weeks old—a critical age for kittens—he was stuffed into the return book slot of 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 community slowly working its way back from the greatest crisis in its long history.
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Street Date:
9/24/2008
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780446594271
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Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.7, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
820
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Vicki Myron. (2008). Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Grand Central Publishing.

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Vicki Myron. 2008. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Grand Central Publishing.

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Vicki Myron, Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Grand Central Publishing, 2008.

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Vicki Myron. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Grand Central Publishing, 2008. Web.

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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 community slowly working its way back from the greatest crisis in its long history.
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