9781250081070

The True Tails of Baker and Taylor The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town . . . and the World

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  • ISBN13:

    9781250081070

  • ISBN10:

    1250081076

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/3/2016
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

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Summary

"Not since George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life has someone so lifted the spirits of an entire community. That the 'someone' in this case is, in fact, two library cats makes this true tale of the love of literature combined with a fondness for nose licking all the more magical. This book, like a purring kitten who may also be a genie, should be welcomed into any home."—Francesco Marciuliano, New York Times bestselling author of I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats

It all started with mice in the library.

Assistant librarian Jan Louch and a coworker decided that what the library needed was a cat. Or, even better, two cats. Soon, they found a pair of Scottish Folds who were perfect for the job. Jan named them Baker and Taylor, and they took up residence in the library.

But these cats were much more than mousers. Visitors to the library fell in love with Baker and Taylor and their antics just as Jan had. And then, after Jan let the cats be photographed for a poster, they became feline celebrities. Children from across the country wrote them letters, fans traveled from far and wide to meet them, and they became the most famous library cats in the world.

In The True Tails of Baker and Taylor, Jan Louch looks back and tells the remarkable story of these two marvelous cats and the people—readers, librarians, and cat lovers of all ages—who came together around them.

Author Biography

JAN LOUCH worked as Assistant County Librarian/Reference for the Minden branch of the Douglas County Library for eighteen years before her retirement in 1997. Her previous jobs have included restaurant chef, nurse's aide, chamber of commerce manager, and 4H Club coordinator. She grew up in the Bay Area during the Depression and has lived in Great Britain, Ohio, and New York State. She has lived in the Carson Valley of Nevada since 1969.

Lisa Rogak is a New York Times bestselling author.

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