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Friday, October 22, 2010

CLOSED: Getting Ready For The Holidays: Dewey Book Review & Giveaway

Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

DEWEY is the heartwarming, true story of an abandoned kitten who went on to live an extraordinary life, inspiring a struggling single mother, transforming a sleepy library and the inhabitants of its depressed Iowa farm town, and ultimately capturing the hearts of animal lovers around the world.

Vicki Myron was a single mom who, after surviving the loss of her family farm and an abusive husband, went back to school and became a librarian (and her family’s first college graduate!). As the director of the Spencer (Iowa) Public Library, her biggest challenge was to raise the spirits of her beloved library’s patrons, the residents of an out-of-the way town deeply mired in the farm crisis of the 1980s. Her solution came in the unlikeliest of places when Vicki found a tiny, bedraggled kitten almost frozen to death in the library’s night drop box. Recognizing the extraordinary strength and uniqueness of this kitten, Vicki received approval from the library board to adopt him as Spencer’s resident library cat. From that moment on, her life – and the town of Spencer – would change forever.

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 the subject of a hit 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 pulled itself up from the worst financial crisis in its long history.

When Dewey died in 2006 at the age of 19, his obituary appeared in over 250 newspapers, including the New York Times, USA Today and the Des Moines Register, and was announced on the national television evening news.

What a sweet & uplifting book for the holidays to give a special person cheer! What a perfect name for a cat whose home is the library (it took me a second to realize what the name meant). If you are a kitty lover such as myself you will be able to relate to this book.

Check out the Dewey Website for offers of other products such as puzzles & posters.
One lucky person will win this book!

Quick comment about "Getting Ready For The Holidays Giveaway". I want this to be fun for all of us so I am going to add hopefully some fun stuff for everyone! If you're not sure what's exactly going on click here for a brief explanation. I am also going to start some giveaways early so they may run longer than the normal 2 week span.


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Open to US residents only & must 18 years old at the time of entry. Giveaway will end on Nov. 5th @ 11:59 pm EST & a winner will be chosen by I will email the winner & the winner will have 72 hours to respond before choosing another winner. I received free samples to properly conduct this review & the opinions of this product are solely mine.

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