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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World GIVEAWAY!

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat dresses up for the Holidays!

And the Winners are... Kara, Linda & Debbie! Congrats! And Thank you to Everyone who joined in on the fun!

Here's the book that started it all- Dewey: The Small-Town Library Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron. This sweet story will touch your heart. It definitely touched mine. If you are owned by a cat, if you love animals or just love heartwarming tales, I highly recommend opening up the pages of Dewey by Vicki Myron. This is the story of one very special cat, and how he changed the lives of the people of Spencer, Iowa. I highlighted this wonderful book on a Memoir Monday a few weeks back, so check out my review of Dewey if you missed it. You can learn more about Dewey, the book, the cat & the author, at Read an Excerpt! And in the meantime, here's the synopsis from the publisher...

DEWEY is the heartwarming, true story of an abandoned kitten who went on to live an extraordinary life, inspiring a struggling single mother, transforming a sleepy library and the inhabitants of its depressed Iowa farm town, and ultimately capturing the hearts of animal lovers around the world.

Vicki Myron was a single mom who, after surviving the loss of her family farm and an abusive husband, went back to school and became a librarian (and her family’s first college graduate!). As the director of the Spencer (Iowa) Public Library, her biggest challenge was to raise the spirits of her beloved library’s patrons, the residents of an out-of-the way town deeply mired in the farm crisis of the 1980s. Her solution came in the unlikeliest of places when Vicki found a tiny, bedraggled kitten almost frozen to death in the library’s night drop box. Recognizing the extraordinary strength and uniqueness of this kitten, Vicki received approval from the library board to adopt him as Spencer’s resident library cat. From that moment on, her life – and the town of Spencer – would change forever.

Dewey, as the townspeople named the kitten, grew into a strutting, affable library cat whose antics kept patrons in stitches and whose sixth sense about those in need created hundreds of deep and loving friendships. As his fame grew, people drove hundreds of miles to meet Dewey, and he even ended up the subject of a hit documentary in Japan! Through it all, Dewey remained a loyal companion, a beacon of hope not just for Vicki Myron, but for the entire town of Spencer as it slowly pulled itself up from the worst financial crisis in its long history.

When Dewey died in 2006 at the age of 19, his obituary appeared in over 250 newspapers, including the New York Times, USA Today and the Des Moines Register, and was announced on the national television evening news.

It feels like Dewey week here at Chick with Books! We started the week with a great giveaway for Dewey's Nine Lives, the book that Vicki wrote after this book. If you haven't read Dewey: The Small-Town Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron yet, here's your chance to win a copy! Courtesy of Hachette Book Group I have 3 copies of this charming book to give away! It's the new trade paperback edition of Dewey with a special Holiday cover! Here's how to enter...

To Enter this Giveaway...

*Leave me a comment with your email address! That's it!

This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents only (No PO boxes). The book will be shipped to the winner directly from the publisher. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on October 23rd. I will randomly pick the winner the next day and email them! Good Luck


Diva Schuyler said...

Yay, kitties, books, and libraries! Please enter me into your contest:


Thank you! =^.^=

DarcyO said...

I'd love to read Dewey. Thanks for the chance.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Linda said...

I've been anxious to read this book since I first heard about Dewey. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

A triple "Yay!" for kittehs, books, and libraries. These are a few of my very favourite things!!!

- Nancy Ann Gazo

Reading said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win this.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Myra C said...

Sounds good, thanks for the giveaway!

debbie said...

I got my son the first dewey book for christmas when it came out. We really enjoyed reading it. I think this one sounds good to.

Sandra K321 said...

I would love to read either of the Dewey books.

Unknown said...

Dewey is so cute! I really want to read his story. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

~ Amy
Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

Shannon said...

Thank you for including me. =)
tiredwkids at live dot com

sohamolina said...

Linda Kish said...

I'd love to read Dewey's story.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Martha Lawson said...

I'd love to read this one. It sounds like a heartwarming story.

i follow on gfc

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I love pets and I would love to read this book.

Thanks for the easy entry.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Rachel said...

Anonymous said...

I would like to win this for my daughter. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

Cindy W. said...

What an adorable cover! I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

I am a GFC follower.

Cindy W.


Margie said...

Sounds like a good book for us animal lovers!
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

carla said...

I would enjoy a chance to read this book,

cjay (at) iavalley (dot) edu

Debbie F said...

Please include me! Thanks

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Megan said...

Cute kitty!

megaca_2004@yahoo dot com

PowerSweepstaking said...

Animal lovers throughout this household; this'll get passed around..

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