"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dewey's Nine Lives by Vicki Myron & Bret Witter

The Legacy of the Small Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions
Dutton Publishing
A Division of Penguin Publishing

  • ISBN-10: 0525951865
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525951865

Dewey the Library Cat: A True StoryAfter 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.”


Yvonne said...

I recently read this one and enjoyed it.
I gave you something at my blog

Dizzy C said...

I Spy a Shining Star visiting Cheryl :)
great interview, Lori.


Gigi Ann said...

I read the first Dewey book, and this one is on my TBR list. Nice review, and you made a wonderful "Shining Star" today at Cheryl's blog. Nice interview, and nice to know you just a little bit better.

Aths said...

I've heard so much about this book. I really want to read it sometime. Great review!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like the perfect gift for my cat loving family.
Thanks for your comment on my blog. Soon after I posted I discovered the publisher on Predators and editors web page with a big not recommended next to their name. I withdrew my manuscript and now I'm on to plan B or E. Hope you wil still be able some day to say you knew me pre-publication. XD