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Dewey’s Nine Lives

A couple of years ago I got quite a few books for Christmas. One that I really enjoyed was Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. I wrote a post about the book. A few weeks ago I received an email asking if I would like to preview another book by the same authors.

picture of new Dewey book

The new book is Dewey's Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions. It contains two more stories about Dewey and the rest of the book is comprised of stories from other cat owners who sent in their own inspiring cat tales.

The publisher, Dutton, is sponsoring a contest for anyone who would like to send in their true tale about a special cat that they have known. The winning selection will be included in the paperback edition of the book. You can read all the details here.

In addition, I have the privilege of giving away two copies of the new book, Dewey's Nine Lives. To enter the drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this post before 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on October 18, 2010. I will be able to accept comments only from those living in the United States and Canada. All the names will be put in a hat (literally!) and my able-bodied assistant will draw the names of the two winners. The winning books will be sent directly from the publisher. Be sure to include your name with your comment so I can contact you in case you are one of the winners.

So, if you like cats and would like to read about some special ones I hope you will enter my first-ever give-away contest!


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33 Comments on “Dewey’s Nine Lives”

  1. #1 JoAnne Sheppard
    on Oct 12th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    I love stories about cats and would love to win one of the books!

  2. #2 Melissa
    on Oct 13th, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Mrs. Loach,

    I was just wondering if a comment would be accepted by an American living overseas but who can also provide an address in the US?

  3. #3 Ann B.
    on Oct 13th, 2010 at 7:21 am

    I’d like a chance to win!

  4. #4 Alice
    on Oct 13th, 2010 at 8:13 am

    I went right to the web site of my local library and reserved a copy of Dewy The Small Town Cat Who Touched the World after reading your blog about the book. It was a great read. I thought I might purchase it but so far have not. My husband and I lived in Iowa for about 3 years so it brought back some fond memories of the life style of the State. I would greatly like a chance to win one of the new books.

  5. #5 Vikki
    on Oct 13th, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Sounds like a fun read. You can add me to the list!

  6. #6 Melanie
    on Oct 13th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    My school is doing a book fair this week. They are selling a kids version of Dewey as well as one of the adult books. Looks like it would be a good read!

  7. #7 Becka
    on Oct 13th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Melissa, if you have a US mailing address you can certainly be entered in the contest!

  8. #8 Rhonda
    on Oct 13th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I definitely want to enter your contest! I read the first Dewey book after you commented on it on your blog, and I LOVED it–being the cat lover that I am. I never win anything, so I’ll be super surprised if I win this one. 🙂 Thanks for the offer! as well as the tip on the sequel…

  9. #9 Ann M
    on Oct 13th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Put my name into the hat!

  10. #10 Melissa
    on Oct 13th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Thank you, Mrs. Loach. I would love to enter the contest. I remember your original post about Dewey, and when you mentioned the contest, I thought about a friend of mine here who loves cats and has very good English.

  11. #11 Ruth Earnshaw
    on Oct 14th, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Please enter me in your giveaway. Sounds like a delightful book.

  12. #12 Elizabeth T.
    on Oct 14th, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Every library should have a cat. Sign me up for the contest. The first book was great.

  13. #13 Joy
    on Oct 14th, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Sure, enter me – would make a nice Christmas present for a friend of mine who dearly loves cats!

  14. #14 Marcia Weaver
    on Oct 14th, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Mrs. Loach: A friend gave me a copy of the original Dewey book, and
    I loved it. I am a native Iowan and enjoy anything written about my
    home state. I would love to win a copy of “Dewey’s Nine Lives.”

  15. #15 Lella Richards
    on Oct 14th, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I have a cat with nine lives…I think I’ll send his story to that publisher. Why not? I do enjoy reading your blog!

  16. #16 Kathy Tovrea
    on Oct 14th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I love books. I love cats (and dogs). I love Dewey, so I hope I win. If I don’t, betcha I’ll buy the book anyway. I’m proud of your literary recognition.

    PurrrrrWoof 🙂

  17. #17 Sarah Brown
    on Oct 14th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Sounds like a fun book! I’d love to be entered in the drawing! 🙂

  18. #18 Beth Calhoun
    on Oct 14th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Hi, I’ve just been reading a wonderful book about a Cat Veterinarian (Dr. Camuti) who made house calls in NYC for 60 years. “All my Patients are under the Bed” another one of my favorite cat books is “The 89th Cat”. I love reading and learning about new books. I’ve seen the first Dewey book, at a school bookfair but wasn’t able to read it. I’d love to part of your drawing. Thanks for the great blog!

  19. #19 Janice Cline
    on Oct 14th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I have long enjoyed your husband’s blog and have just learned of yours this week. Apparently my timing was excellent, as your give away of the cat book is very appealing to my family.

  20. #20 Tami
    on Oct 14th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Love to read! Sounds like a good book. Please add me.

  21. #21 Carrie
    on Oct 14th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I bet my kids would like me to read them this book. Please sign me up!

  22. #22 Michelle Grorud
    on Oct 14th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I LOVE THE FIRST BOOK! I didn’t know that there was a sequal, but I would love to read it. Add me to the list!

  23. #23 Candie Sampson
    on Oct 14th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I loved the first book. Dewey looked much like a cat we had and I could see our cat behaving much like Dewey under the same circumstances.

  24. #24 Mary S.
    on Oct 14th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Sounds like fun! Put me on the list, too.

  25. #25 Elaine Landreth
    on Oct 14th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Put my name in the hat! I’ll find a way to read this book even if I don’t win it!

  26. #26 Brenda Evans
    on Oct 14th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    I would love to win this book!

  27. #27 Ellen
    on Oct 15th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I’m sure my kids would enjoy reading this book. Thanks!

  28. #28 Sue
    on Oct 16th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing about it! I’ve had cats all my life, and my current two are a lot of fun. We gave the first “Dewey” book to my grandmother for Christmas – she loves cats, too.

  29. #29 Sarah Calhoun
    on Oct 16th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Sounds like a super book! I do love cats — and books — what a great combination! BTW, I found that book Beth read about the NYC vet as a used book at a resale store to benefit our local humane society. 😉

  30. #30 Deb
    on Oct 18th, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Hi Becka, please enter my name in your cat book contest. I’m not a cat lover myself, but if I won, you could give my book to Rhonda…I know she’s a real cat lover! 🙂

  31. #31 Elaine
    on Oct 18th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Thank you, Mrs. Loach, for your most charming cat pictures and the information about the cat books. They have to be fascinating stories.

    Some day, Lord willing, I plan to write a book, “Some Cats I Have Known”. I have a few of the stories written — I doubt if the writing is good enough to entice Dutton’s interest — but those cat events are fun to think back on. They are some of the blessings the Lord gave us along the way.

    Blessings on your day,

  32. #32 Brenda Evans
    on Oct 24th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Thank you! I am thrilled to find that I won this book. We can’t wait to read it!

  33. #33 Joy
    on Oct 25th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Totally cool to have won! A nice surprise! I will likely read it – without bending the binding before giving it as a gift to a fellow cat lover.

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