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Friday, October 15, 2010

Dewey’s Extra Lives


The orange, tabby protagonist in librarian Vicki Myron’s Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat That Touched the World is no longer with us. Myron, however was overwhelmed with the response to her bestseller which sold more than one million copies and will soon be a film starring Meryl Streep. She also received thousands of cat stories from readers around the world. The author has gathered some of them in a new book, Dewey’s Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Cat That Inspired Millions.

In a recent interview in USATODAY.com ("Dewey, the Library Cat Lives On in 'Nine Lives,' Oct. 10, 2010), Myron talked about the difficulty in deciding what to include in the new book: “We had thousands of very good stories. We had a variety of happy ones, sad ones and unusual ones. It was a great mixture. Then there were some new stories about Dewey, too, so I included those.”

You can place a hold on Myron’s new book in the library’s catalog.

Here’s a few other books cat lovers may enjoy:

The Cat Who’ll Live Forever: The Final Adventures of Norton, the Perfect Cat and His Imperfect Human by Peter Gethers

The Cat Who Covered the World: The Adventures of Henrietta and Her Foreign Correspondent by Christopher S. Wren

Ninety-Nine Lives: Cats in History, Legend and Literature by Howard Loxton

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