The cat that captured America's hearts returns, to share more of his special brand of magic.
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World was a blockbuster bestseller and a publishing phenomenon. It has sold nearly a million copies, spawned three children's books, and will be the basis for an upcoming movie. No doubt about it, Dewey has created a community. Dewey touched readers everywhere, who realized that no matter how difficult their lives might seem, or how ordinary their talents, they can-and should-make a positive difference to those around them. Now, Dewey is back, with even more heartwarming moments and life lessons to share.
Dewey's Nine Lives offers nine funny, inspiring, and heartwarming stories about cats--all told from the perspective of "Dewey's Mom," librarian Vicki Myron. The amazing felines in this book include Dewey, of course, whose further never-before-told adventures are shared, and several others who Vicki found out about when their owners reached out to her. Vicki learned, through extensive interviews and story sharing, what made these cats special, and how they fit into Dewey's community of perseverance and love. From a divorced mother in Alaska who saved a drowning kitten on Christmas Eve to a troubled Vietnam veteran whose heart was opened by his long relationship with a rescued cat, these Dewey-style stories will inspire readers to laugh, cry, care, and, most importantly, believe in the magic of animals to touch individual lives.
Vicki Myron, author of the 2008 best-seller DEWEY, THE SMALL-TOWN LIBRARY CAT WHO TOUCHED THE WORLD, emphasizes that this book is not a sequel to the earlier volume but is a result of it: seven stories (out of hundreds) she has received from people who were inspired by the late, great Dewey, and which may in turn inspire yet another circle of readers. Each story is focused on the way someone's life was forever changed by a cat. Myron has added two untold Dewey tales as well, to make up the nine "lives" of the title.
- Language + Art + Disciplines, Pets
- Essays, Library + Information Science, Cats / General
- Large Print
- December 6, 2011
- December 6, 2011
- Bret Witter, Vicki Myron