Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a5.037766
In the tradition of Marley: A Dog Like No Other, this is the story of a cat who was more than a pet, and the amazing effect he had on the people around him. This middle-grade adaptation of the Grand Central bestseller Dewey features an 8-page photo insert, including exclusive, never-before-seen photos of the Dew!

Now everyone's favorite library cat can inspire a new audience of young readers with his story of courage and love. Abandoned in a library book drop slot in the dead of winter, this remarkable kitten miraculously endured the coldest night of the year. Dewey Readmore Books, as he became known, quickly embraced his home inside Spencer's public library, charming the struggling small town's library-goers, young and old. As word of Dewey's winning tail, or rather his tale, spread, the library cat gained worldwide fame as a symbol of hope and proof positive that one small cat could change a town, one reader at a time.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on May 3, 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316068713
ISBN-13: 9780316068710
17 Book Reviews
  • booclimatechang
    booclimatechangabout 1 year55 stars
    I started crying at the end, RIP, Dewey Readmore Books. It is a humorous book and is the best of the best for book searchers who are cat lovers. I recommend this book 1,000,000,000%!
    • warriorsgirl11
      warriorsgirl11almost 3 years55 stars
      Dewey was sooooooo cute. It was so sad he had to die. I understood why Vicki was very depressed when Dewey died-he was literly Vicki's BFF.
      • morganwishmastr
        morganwishmastrover 3 years55 stars
        I'n in fifth grade and I checked this book out at my library, I read it in the car...I cried when I found out Dewey died in 2007 and was cremated...I miss you Dewey!!
        • jaden07
          jaden07over 3 years55 stars
          At my old school, i had a teacher ( we're friends ) and we'd have this book club just us two ad we'd talk about books. ( this was in 3rd grade and i was and am a good reader). she recommended this book and i just loved it. I actually think i read the adult version. But either way i LOVE this book. Def read it
          • mgargis17
            mgargis17almost 7 years
            AWESOME BOOK
            • nikukyu
              nikukyuabout 8 years55 stars
              I read this on the sofa, and I hid my face to my brother and mother.... It made my cry so hard!
              • puglover67
                puglover67about 8 years33 stars
                Pretty good for a nonfiction book.
                • violinist_2002
                  violinist_2002about 8 years55 stars
                  This book was so heartwarming! I read it time and time again.
                  • nikukyu
                    nikukyuabout 8 years55 stars
                    I cried! It was such a amazing book but sad in the ending.... I could empathize with the book completely, because a cat that I love died. And he's a stray too...
                    • swimmer_girl02
                      swimmer_girl02about 8 years55 stars
                      Do you know that there is a sequel? i just finished reading it, it is DEWEYS NINE LIVES.
                      • nikukyu
                        nikukyuabout 8 years55 stars
                        I read this on the sofa, and I hid my face to my brother and mother.... It made my cry so hard!
                        • swimmer_girl02
                          swimmer_girl02about 8 years55 stars
                          Do you know that there is a sequel? i just finished reading it, it is DEWEYS NINE LIVES.