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Book Title: Dewey's Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions|
The author of the book: Vicki Myron
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 14.92 MB
Edition: Thorndike Press
Date of issue: October 15th 2010
ISBN 13: 9781410428752
Read full description of the books Dewey's Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions:If you liked Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, then you will like this book. If you loved Dewey, you might, or might not, like this book. Dewey was a tear jerker. But folks react differently to tear jerkers. My brother-in-law's wife said she didn't cry in the case of the first book, but did with this one, because in the first [book], "Dewey led a full and happy life, and death is the natural end of that," whereas in the second (book) [this book], "there is genuine tragedy." In most cases, the tragedy is human, not cat, and of course the cats help rescue the humans.
This book is not the story of Dewey, nor his aftermath, but nine stories about nine different people (or families) and how cats helped them, saved them, restored them, and loved them, as well as how and why they were loved back. It's definitely a tear jerker, too, more so in my opinion because there are at least 16 different cases where a good supply of Kleenex is necessary. The last chapter (the ninth) is upbeat; not a real tear-jerker, but I can't tell you why without spoiling it for you.
Please, read this book from front to last. That said, if you are the type that likes to skip around, all nine chapters are stand-alone, and have nothing to do with each other. So, this is a perfect vacation or go to the doctor's office book.
If you don't like cats, and you've read this far ... well, maybe there's hope for you. But read "Dewey" first ... then this book, OK? Just don't forget the Kleenex, not matter how much you think you won't need it.
So why not the top rating? The book was written by Vicki "with" Bret. I guess Vicky can't write well. I don't judge her for that (I can't write at all). But Bret should have done a better job of "editing." I know now, after reading this book, why she needed a co-writer. God bless her. Thank God for Bret, but the book could have been half as long, easier to read, and much better. Vicki complained about having to leave stories out of this book. Well, she should have included more, and wrote half as many words about each. That said, I loved it ... worth a whole box of Kleenex.
Read information about the authorI was born in Spencer and grew up on a farm south of Moneta, Iowa—a town that no longer exists. I graduated from Hartley Iowa High School and moved to Mankato, Minnesota where I worked, married, had a daughter and went to college. I have a bachelor’s degree from Mankato State and a master’s from Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas. In 1982, I returned to Spencer, Iowa to begin working at the public library. In 1987, I was named Director of Spencer Public Library and I served in that position for 25 and ½ years. I retired in 2007 to write this book. I currently reside in Spencer.
I love George Orwell, Frederick Feikema, and the Harry Potter series for fiction. I read all of Torey Hayden’s books about abused children and many other non-fiction writers. I rarely read fiction these days unless it is a truly special book.
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