Dewey - Vicki Myron & Bret Witter


By Vicki Myron & Bret Witter

  • Release Date: 2008-09-24
  • Genre: Pets
Score: 4.5
From 118 Ratings


Experience the uplifting, "unforgettable" New York Times bestseller about an abandoned kitten named Dewey (Booklist), whose life in a library won over a farming town and the world -- over 2 million copies sold!

Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. On the coldest night of the year in Spencer, Iowa, at only a few weeks old -- a critical age for kittens -- he was stuffed into the return book slot of the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility (for a cat), and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most.

As his fame grew from town to town, then state to state and finally, amazingly, worldwide, Dewey became more than just a friend; he became a source of pride for an extraordinary Heartland farming community slowly working its way back from the greatest crisis in its long history.


  • Touching and beautiful

    By CriselleBelle
    This book was so beautifully written, I could feel the love I had for Dewey grow with every turn of the page. To Dewey Readmore Books, you have touched my heart more than a decade after your passing, I'm so sorry I couldn't have been one of your many visitors when you were the official sentry/mascot/greeter of the library in Spencer. This book is highly recommended!!! Just wonderful!!!
  • DEWEY!

    By Random Gossip
    I love this book very much! I think people of ALL ages should read this book! This book touched my heart!
  • Read more books!

    By Jellyfish 65
    This book touched me very much. Recommended by my book club, I'm so glad I had a chance to find out about " Dewey ". Very good read, well written. I recommend you spend several afternoons enjoying " Dewey ". I did! Terry Az.
  • I love this book

    By rlap3
    This book is so great!! Have not finished this yet but I am almost done! I recommend this book to ALL ages! It is a very heartfelt book! Enjoy reading Dewey!!
  • Dewey

    By Gary Lineberry
    I was first introduced to Dewey as an Audiobook. And now again, as an eBook. I think it is one of those books that I will read every couple of years, just to bolster my spirits and renew my faith in the power of love. That kind of unconditional love that our pets are oh so willing to give. Dewey was, of course, an exceptional example of this magical love. But all of us who are animal lovers will see a little bit of Dewey in our pets too. The book is an easy "almost can't put it down" read, and it will reward you with a feeling of well-being that will stay with you. You will recommend this book to all of your friends. Thank you Vicki for sharing the amazing Dewey with all of us.