Monday, February 23, 2009

Dewey by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

Dewey is the heart warming story of a cat found in the book drop of a small Iowa town library on a brutally cold winter morning. Vicki Myron, the director of the library, nursed him back to health. Soon, named Dewey Readmore Books, the cat was adopted by the library and made his home among the stacks, quickly making friends with practically the whole town. He eventually became world famous. As much about the life of Vicki Myron and the town of Spencer, Iowa, Dewey narrates the life and eventual death of a wonderful library cat and how he came to lift the hearts of those who came to know him.

A tale of hope and friendship, this book was a good read. My mother purchased it for my six year old son, to whom my wife and I read it. He enjoyed it too. However, to those parents who might think that this would be a great story for their kids, I want to warn you that there is some discussion of adult topics such as Ms. Myron's failed marriage and her health problems. However, these passages can be easily skipped without spoiling the story, if you decide you want to read this to a small child.


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