Books About Cats – Dewey

If you love books about cats – Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World  is a must read

Image of Dewey book cover

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World  was a gift from a colleague at UCLA.  A fellow serious cat lover.  The book is just about as precious as a book can be. and IT IS A TRUE STORY. In fact, that photo on the cover of the book is Dewey (minus the red ribbon);  The story of how that particular photo was taken is covered in the book, as is the entire life of Dewey and the impact this darling creature had on millions of lives. It is a must read.

Description from Amazon:

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.

I’m not the only one who loved the book. This book is just a shade shy of a five star rating from 760 customers! Said one:

This book is for everybody. Whether you are a child or an adult, whether you like cats or not, even whether you like reading or not! It is a really heartwarming story that reads very easy and that will fill your heart with great affection. It is a story of an extraordinary cat, a librarian, and their lives in a small Iowa town. It’s a story that brought the little town of Spencer onto the world map. The Japanese television filmed Dewey, and after he died, his obituary ran in over 200 papers. But most of all, this isn’t just another cat story; it’s a story of survival, endurance, trust, and hope. Finally, it is a story about love and living a good life. You will understand all that after you read the final few chapters.

And it looks like Dewey is going to be a movie as well.  This is a book worth giving yourself or to anyone who loves cats.


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