Monday, August 10, 2009

Dewey Hardcover and Audio Book Giveaway...

How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can't even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa.

Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director, Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility, (for a cat) and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most.

As his fame grew from town to town, then state to state, and finally, amazingly, worldwide, Dewey became more than just a friend; he became a source of pride for an extraordinary Heartland farming town pulling its way slowly back from the greatest crisis in its long history.

This was a great story! Thanks to Hachette I get
to give away 5 hardcover copies of this and 3 audio.

To win...
Follow my blog 1 entry
Leave a comment telling me if you would like
a chance to win the hardcover or audio 1 entry

Add my book giveaway button to your blog 1 entry
Blog about the giveaway and leave me a link 3 entries
(please leave a comment for each entry)
Giveaway ends on Tues. Aug. 18th. Good Luck everyone :)

97 comments:

tea said...

I follow your blog. I would love to win the hardcover.

email teakettle58@yahoo.com

tea said...

Shauna, thank you for the button. I now have your button and I blogged about the giveaway.

email

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Wanda said...

Dewey sounds amazing! If I win I'd prefer the book.
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Wanda said...

I am already a follower of your blog.
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tawnda said...

blogger follower

tawnda said...

I'd love to have the hardcover

Tami said...

I follow your blog and would love the audio version please please please and thank you!

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Jo-Jo said...

I would love to win the audioversion of this book.

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Jo-Jo said...

I am a follower.
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Marilyn said...

I follow. I would like to win the audio version of Dewey.

Marilyn said...

I now have your blog button.

Liz said...

I follow you!
-Liz

liztapioka14[at]yahoo[dot]com

Liz said...

I would like the audiobook :)
-Liz

liztapioka14[at]yahoo[dot]com

Pam said...

I follow you.

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Pam said...

I would prefer the hardcover.

thanks!

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Natalie said...

I follow your blog!
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Natalie said...

I'd like to win the hardcover book!
Thanks!
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Natalie said...

I added your button to my blog!
http://theadventuresofpaulnatalie.blogspot.com/
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Natalie said...

I blogged! Thanks!
http://theadventuresofpaulnatalie.blogspot.com/2009/08/dewey-hardcover-and-audio-book-giveaway.html

coolnatty12@yahoo.com

Natalie said...

I blogged!
http://theadventuresofpaulnatalie.blogspot.com/2009/08/dewey-hardcover-and-audio-book-giveaway.html

coolnatty12@yahoo.com

Natalie said...

I blogged!
http://theadventuresofpaulnatalie.blogspot.com/2009/08/dewey-hardcover-and-audio-book-giveaway.html

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I would like to win the hardcover.

I follow your blog on Google Reader.

Thank you!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

This is what should have been my second comment (instead of squashed into one comment) to say I am a follower on Google Reader. (entering for the hard cover). Thank you again!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Matt Gladden said...

follower
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Matt Gladden said...

i would love to win an audio book

matt dot glddn at gmail dot com

Matt Gladden said...

go to twitter.com/MattGladden to see my comment

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Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing for the hardcover.

I'm also a follower on Blogger.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Jolynn said...

My family are all animal lovers.
I follow

Jolynn

Brimful Curiosities said...

follower

Brimful Curiosities said...

I'd love the hardcover version. Been wanting to read this for some time.

DarcyO said...

I follow.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

DarcyO said...

I'd like to win the hardcover.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Mari said...

I am a follower...

I would like the hardcover.

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

holdenj said...

I would love to win this book!

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks!

Neas Nuttiness said...

I'm a follower - thanks so much.

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Neas Nuttiness said...

I'd prefer the hardcover book.
Thanks

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Neas Nuttiness said...

I have your button at:

libslibrary.blogspot.com

Thank you

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Neas Nuttiness said...

I blogged it here:

http://libslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaway-link-dewy.html

Thanks

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Mystica said...

What a beautiful story - I love happy endings! I know it sounds soppy but I hate sad endings.
For once a book giveaway open to international readers!!!! Hurray

Mystica

Miss Daisy said...

This sounds like a book my daughter would love! And as you know, I'm a follower too!

Me said...

I follow your blog!

Me said...

I would love the hardcover..there is nothing like curling up with the actual book!

etirv said...

I am a folower!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

I would like to be entered for the hardcover giveaway!

delilah01809at)yahoo(dot)com

Laurie said...

I would love a hardcover, but the audio would be nice, too. :)

Laurie said...

I follow.

Laurie said...

Your button is on my blog! :)

MoziEsmé said...

I'm a follower

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

MoziEsmé said...

and I'd prefer the hardcover...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Beth said...

I'd love the audio!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Beth said...

I'm a follower.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Tamster said...

I follow. :-)

Tamster said...

The audio or hardcover, either would be great! Thanks! :-)

Tamster said...

Button, button, who's got the button? I do! :-)

Tamster said...

I blogged. familyintheclouds.blogspot.com.

Tamster said...

I blogged #2.

Tamster said...

I blogged #3.

Alice H said...

I follow your blog! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

Alice H said...

I'd love the hardcover - thanks! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

McAuliffe Bunch said...

I would love to win the hardcover.

McAuliffe Bunch said...

I am a follower

Laila Of Course! said...

I follow!

Laila Of Course! said...

And I would looove the audio book version. :)

DCMetroreader said...

I would like to win this as an audiobook because I would enjoy listening to it while I ride around town (I am a big catlover -- have 3 of them, plus 2 dogs).
Thanks for the giveaway!

Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

DCMetroreader said...

Follower

DCMetroreader said...

Posted on my blog under current giveways sidebar.
http://metroreader.blogspot.com/

Debbie F said...

I would love to win the hardcover! I'm a follower!
dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

Thanks,
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

thebookaddict said...

I am now officially following your blog! Thought I was before, but I don't know what happened! I also have you in my blog list!

thebookaddict said...

You're badge is up on my blog!

http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/

thebookaddict said...

Would love to win the hardcover! I've been so wanting to read this book. I love cats!

thebookaddict said...

I blogged about the contest:

http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/2009/08/book-giveaway-dewey-small-town-library.html

thebookaddict said...

I blogged about the contest:

http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/2009/08/book-giveaway-dewey-small-town-library.html

thebookaddict said...

I blogged about the contest:

http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/2009/08/book-giveaway-dewey-small-town-library.html

Thanks =)

sherry said...

I would love to win this book.

sherry said...

I follow your blog. :)

Cindy said...

I am following your blog!
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Cindy said...

I would like the hardcover book! Thanks for the chance!
monkeyami1@msn.com

Cindy said...

I have your button!
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Cindy said...

I blogged!
http://cdhawaiianoasis.blogspot.com/2009/08/dewey-hardcover-and-audio-book-giveaway.html

monkeyami1@msn.com

Cindy said...

I blogged!
http://cdhawaiianoasis.blogspot.com/2009/08/dewey-hardcover-and-audio-book-giveaway.html

monkeyami1@msn.com

Cindy said...

I blogged!
http://cdhawaiianoasis.blogspot.com/2009/08/dewey-hardcover-and-audio-book-giveaway.html

monkeyami1@msn.com

Kaye said...

I figured I was the last person on the planet who hasn't read Dewey and I want to read the hardcover please.

florida982002[at]yahoo.com

Kaye said...

I have been a follower for a while. Thanks for hosting such a great contest. Have a good week and happy reading.

florida982002[at]yahoo.com

Carla said...

Hard to choose, I guess add me in for the hardback!

Carla said...

And I follow you:)

Belinda M said...

I follow your blog

I would like to be entered for the hard cover

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Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis
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I follow your blog ;o)

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis
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I think I would like the hardback book but the Audio book is just great too.

Paradox said...

I would like to win the hardcover.

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Paradox said...

I follow your blog.

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Paradox said...

I put your blog's button on my sidebar: http://paradoxrevealed.blogspot.com/

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~The Book Pixie said...

+1 I follow your blog!

~Briana
thebookpixie(at)yahoo(dot)com

~The Book Pixie said...

+1 I'd like to win the Hardcover.

~Briana
thebookpixie(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sarah Osborne said...

I follow your blog and would love to win a copy :) sarahosborne12(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah Osborne said...

And I added your button :)

Rebecca C said...

I have been wanting to read this book and will take either format if I win.
also, I would love to follow your blog, but only in google reader and I can't figure out how to do that. Maybe you can email me and tell me how.

rebecca[dot]cox[at]charter[dot]net