Dewey's Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions

Dewey's Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions

by Vicki Myron, Bret Witter
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Dewey's Nine Lives 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ever since i read the book about dewey ,i think about how my grandpa resuced lucky girl . He found her on his birthday and how he was going to put her down but the vet gave her food and water from a eyedropper. That saved her life now she is att the shop in his office and is loved by everyone ( including me.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thouht this book was very touching in quite a few ways. From the beginning to the end, it can entertain, inspire, and it can give you the chance to relate to characters. If you are in love with cats, libraries, and reading you will love this story, and Dewey Readmore Books.
Leah Denny More than 1 year ago
Touching, heartfelt, and warm hardly do this book justice.
ChristysBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Dewey's Nine Lives by Vicki Myron & Bret Witter is a collection of stories perfect for fans of Dewey or any animal lover. Dewey Readmore Books, the library cat from Spencer, Iowa gained international fame even before his death, but with the release of a book about his life in 2008, the author heard from cat lovers all over the world with stories of how Dewey touched their life or how their cat was special like Dewey. She read through all of these letters and chose a few to contribute to this collection of true stories of amazing cats, and there are a few more stories of Dewey for fans. I am a sucker for stories about animals, though I never read the original book about Dewey. Myron fills in new readers with enough back story to make them comfortable and want to read the first book as well! The stories of people whose lives were changed or even in some cases saved by cats are poignant, humorous, shocking, and inspiring. From Spooky who was nearly killed by an owl as a kitten then bitten by coyotes and swatted by a bear to Christmas Cat who almost drowned in a toilet on Christmas Eve and was hand fed and cared for by his non-cat-loving new owner. These are stories about real people, the ones who live on your street or in your building, and they aren't the kind stereotyped as "cat" people, but their stories are amazing. This is a feel-good read for animal lovers, and those who fell in love with Dewey's owner Vicki Myron will be glad to read about her own happy ending as well.
NatalieTahoe More than 1 year ago
Just so you know...I cry a lot through books about how an animal can make you feel, their inspiration, and their complete and total unconditional love to us, but it's such a good cry. I just love to be reminded of how incredibly important animals can be in our lives and how they deserve our mutual love, respect, and protection. An animal can't speak for themselves and tell you what's right and what's wrong, or what hurts. We have to do that for them, to help them, and care for them, to stand up for them when something is wrong or inhumane. But sometimes it's forgotten what an animal's love can do for them, the inspiration that they can provide. Dewey's Nine Lives reminds you that the magic of an animal's love and devotion can be found everywhere, not just in one library in Spencer, Iowa -- but one little cat named Dewey had such an amazing story that it brought out the personal stories of people with their own cats, in such an incredible outpouring of love, inspiration, and most especially, the amazing bond one can have with their precious pets. Dewey's Nine Lives is such a feel good book that reminds us of the importance of animals in our lives, perfect for the holidays!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope Vicki Myron is reading this because I want hear to hear what I want to say to her. This is my favorite book in the world. I was so surprised that Dewey was a little kitten that was in a metal drop box in the coldest day of the year and was in metal. I wish that I could see Dewey but I know he walks in every one's heart. I love Dewey and I love his mother Vicki Myron. I LOVE DEWEY!
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
After the first book about Dewey, Dewey's mom, Vicki Myron started to hear from all over abuot some other Amazing Cats! In this book she narrates just nine of the incredible stories she was told and also includes some more details about Dewey that didn't make the first book. Vicki took time to interview everyone involved with these cats to find out just how special these cats were and that like Dewey had a strong perseverance and capacity for love. The stories range from a cat found drowning on Christmas Eve to a Ninja kitty and more. This is an enjoyable book especially for cat enthusiasts who understand that cats are the bosses and mere humans are their pets. Each of these stories will touch your hearts or tickle your funny bone, sometimes both. Each chapter is an entirely new story with Dewey's compassion interwoven seamlessly throughout. The stories are truly inspirational and remarkably different. Any pet lover knows the unconditional love affair between a pet and their human and included in this book of just 9 stories when there could have been hundreds. I don't think this will be the last we will here from these authors or Dewey. Oh, and if you think you are not a cat lover, stop by any humane society and cuddle with one or two, it could change your life. Be sure to check out Dewey's webpage and check out the children's books too. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Dutton, a division of Penguin Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
LovenGod More than 1 year ago
This story is a continuation in part of the life of Dewey, the small town library cat. It is also stories of other cats and how they impacted the lives of their people. I won't say owner because we all know that no one ever really owns a cat. These wonderful stories are heart warming stories sent to the author after they read the story of Dewey, and they then usually shared how Dewey touched their lives, and how their own cats touched their lives. I enjoyed each and every story, but one story was particularly special to me and that was the story of the Church Cat. (Chapter eight) Imagine my surprise as I started reading the story and recognized that the town and the church mentioned is a church where a dear friend's husband pastors. While they were not at this church during the time of the Church Cat, they too recognized the names of the people in the story. It truly made the story special to me. I also enjoyed the very last story of how the author met her husband and the cats in their lives. A wonderful book, with lots of giggles at the antics of the cats. You will truly enjoy this compilation of kitty stories. 300 pages U.S. $19.95 hardback, 4 stars. To learn more about Dewey the library cat check out the website deweyreadmorebooks dot com This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this book.
mrsred49 More than 1 year ago
Dewey was a cat that lived in the library in Spencer, Iowa and he loved everyone and everyone loved him. He had lived nineteen years when he died and people over over the world heard about him and mourned his lost. He was always there to welcome everyone, big, small, rich or poor, he didn't care. He just had a way with him that drew people to Dewey. There have been other books written about him and so this one will be for sale Oct. 12, 2010 and I am sure that anyone that loves cats will want a copy. Dewey could make a homeless person feel as though he had a home for a little while, he would follow some people around the library in search of that one book, they needed or he would just sit with someone and that just wants to read a newspaper. Dewey Captured America's heart as they read the stories about him and also form the people themselves that he helped just by being there. The Advance Reading Copy of the book was sent to me for review by Anne Staszalek, Marketing Associate, The Book Report Network,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is great buy for any animal lover!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dewey is a small town cat who was found and kept by a library owner named vicky. She kept him and let him stay at the library. She loved that cat almost more than anything. But will dewey soon loose his 9 lives?
sbJerseygirl More than 1 year ago
I loved "Dewey" and although he is mentioned in this one, it is more about other cats and how they have touched their owners lives in some amazing ways. They do have their unique personalities and quirks. Pick it up and enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A darling book!! And I am NOT a cat lover!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE DEWY!!!!!!!!! and thats all. Oh, the book was really good. I even had a few sniffles! I loved it.
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If I were you insted of this sad book read dewey the library cat
Joyann More than 1 year ago
I liked the original book "Dewey The Library Cat" better than this one. I felt this one had too much talking about other stuff and not pet related stuff. It was still an okay read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dewey is so cute i wish he was my cat
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I mean it
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Kash0525 More than 1 year ago
Cats r awesome cuz they learn it from me lol jk its @ good book
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