|Dewey, an abandoned kitten from the heartland, transforms a sleepy library, inspires a classic American town, and captures the hearts of animal lovers everywhere.
|Vicki Myron was a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm and an alcoholic husband. But her biggest challenge as the new head librarian in Spencer, Iowa, was to raise the spirits of a small, out-of-the-way town mired deep in the farm crisis of the 1980s. Then, on the coldest morning of the year, Vicki found a tiny, bedraggled kitten almost frozen to death in the night drop box, and her life—and the town of Spencer—was never the same. Dewey, as the townspeople named the kitten, grew into a strutting, affable library cat whose antics kept patrons in stitches, and whose sixth sense about those in need created hundreds of deep and loving friendships. As his fame grew, people drove hundreds of miles to meet Dewey, and he even ended up in a hit television documentary…in Japan! Through it all, Dewey remained a loyal companion, a beacon of hope not just for Vicki Myron, but for the entire town of Spencer as it slowly, steadily pulled itself up from the worst financial crisis in its long history.
|Dewey's Nine Lives
Dewey's Newest title to be released on October 12, 2010.
The cat that captured America's hearts returns, to share more of his special brand of magic. Dewey is back, with even more heartwarming moments and life lessons to share. Dewey's Nine Lives offers nine funny, inspiring, and heartwarming stories about cats--all told from the perspective of "Dewey's Mom," librarian Vicki Myron. The amazing felines in this book include Dewey, of course, whose further never-before-told adventures are shared, and several others who Vicki found out about when their owners reached out to her. Vicki learned, through extensive interviews and story sharing, what made these cats special, and how they fit into Dewey's community of perseverance and love. From a divorced mother in Alaska who saved a drowning kitten on Christmas Eve to a troubled Vietnam veteran whose heart was opened by his long relationship with a rescued cat, these Dewey-style stories will inspire readers to laugh, cry, care, and, most importantly, believe in the magic of animals to touch individual lives.
On-Sale October 12th
Order at any of the following book stores:
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Dewey's New Children's Book
Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library!
The #1 New York Times best selling true story of Dewey Readmore Books comes to life in this heartwarming new picture book, sure to inspire even the youngest of readers!
Do you know a cat that has made a difference in your life? Enter the "Dewey's Magic" story contest for a chance to have your story published in the paperback edition of Dewey's Nine Lives.
Visit www.penguin.com/dewey for details. While you're there, share a picture of your cat in the Dewey fan cat gallery.
Page Turner turns one year old on Oct. 18th and just had his yearly checkup He is very healthy and already weighs 12 pounds. He has giant paws so we expect a lot more growth in the next year. Yikes!!!