On the coldest night of the year  in Iowa, the librarian of the local library in Spencer, Vicki, discovered a small surprise.  Someone had placed a tiny, cold and frostbitten kitten in the bookdrop.

This is the story of how Dewey Readmore Books came to belong to not only the library patrons, but a whole community.  He endeared himself to both young and old alike.  He not only survived his long, lonely night, but thrived with his new friends at the library.

I usually avoid animal stories because they usually end the same, sad way, but I could not resist this one.

Possible Spoilers:

SPOILER

SPACE

Prepare yourself with a box of tissues by your side as you read.  This heartwrenching book will grab a hold of you right from the start, and not let you stop until you finish the book.  The ending is inevitable, but even though I knew what was coming, I still couldn’t stop the tears.

As an epilogue, the library board has since decided not to have any more cats, at least for the time being.  Vicki Myron has retired.

Reviewed by: Angie

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