Friday, February 6, 2009

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat who Touched the World - 18/81

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat who Touched the World, from Library Thing/Good Reads category.

You should see the cat on the cover. How can you resist such a face? But this book is a lot more than a cute cat story. I like cute cat stories well enough, but there's a reason this book has been so popular and it's not just because of the cat. Writer Vicki Myron takes us through the history of the little town of Sheridan, the farm crisis in the 1980s and 1990s and right into the heart of the Midwestern small town.

That being said, Dewey is a very special cat. He was able to unite the whole town (well, almost) and bring a little love into some desperate hearts. Anyone who loves cats, libraries, or small town America will find much to love in this little book.

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