The True Tails of Baker and Taylor

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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Baker & Taylor
A small town librarian from Nevada's Douglas County Public Library describes her loving relationship with two Scottish fold cats who, through promotions for the book distribution company for whom they were named, became the world's most famous library cats.

McMillan Palgrave

"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.

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The memoir of a small-town librarian from Nevada's Douglas County Public Library describes her loving relationship with two Scottish Folds who through promotions for the book-distribution company for whom they were named became the world's most famous library cats.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, c2016
ISBN: 9781250081070
Branch Call Number: 636.8 LOU
Characteristics: viii, 274 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.);,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rogak, Lisa 1962-


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Aug 13, 2017

Enjoyed more the human stories than the cat stories.

Apr 12, 2017

Loved this book. As with all books about animals, you have to be prepared for how you know it's going to end. I say, read anyway and enjoy the story.
Tried to give this 5 stars, but the web site keeps changing it to 4.5... 5 stars all around.

Mar 31, 2017

This is a wonderful book. I love Baker and Taylor!

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