A book by Vicki Myron (contributor Bret Witter)< read all 8 reviews
What was your emotional reaction as you read?
This book tells about the life of Dewey, how he came to be at the library and how he lived out his life there. This book had many funny parts about his life in the library and also a story that gripped you as you read about him.
Why? I am an animal lover and hate to see them in pain.
Who would you recommend this reading to and why?
I would highly recommend this book to who anyone who loves animals and wants to read a book about an animal from the person who took him in and loved him. It is just a touching story about a cat who become the mascot of the library and lived his life there.
Consider the setting.
Dewey is set in a pretty mid sized town of Spencer, Iowa with problems of their own but the lives of the people are made better when they head to the library and see Dewey, who makes their lives infintely more better.
Consider the story/plot.
A story about a cat who was found by the Director of the towns library, Vicki Myron and his life as he lived in the library. Just a simple but profound story that intrigues and fascinates.
Consider character development.
You are shown into the life of the author who took in Dewey and the town. It is nonfiction, so not much character development, unless you count the years and what happens to the people in the town as they visit the library.
What was the message/purpose of the writing?
The author wanted to introduce Dewey to the world and what he stood for in her town after he passed away.
Compare and contrast reading with other book types.
There are many books out that are similar to Dewey and they do the same thing in their books, but for some reason, Dewey grabs you by the heartstrings and does not let go.
Compare and contrast reading to movie adaptations.
No movie has been made as yet for Dewey, but it would be nice if they did make it into a movie.
Describe the illustrations (if applicable).
Real life pictures of Dewey, the author and the people of the town in which they lived.
Reflect on the author.
Viki Myron was a divorced mother who worked at the local library in Spencer, Iowa, who saved Dewey from certain death, let him live at the library for the rest of his life, and went through some troubled times herself, before Dewey passed away at the end of the book.
Nonfiction: Describe the facts and research.
Viki Myron did enough research on this book as she wrote it, since it entailed her life and the life of Dewey and the people of the town.
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