Nomi: Baker, Taylor
Professione: gatti bibliotecari
Segni particolari: irresistibili
Due tenerissimi mici, che grazie al loro «zelo» e alla loro simpatia, hanno conquistato i cuori di un’intera nazione
Nella piccola biblioteca di Minden, nel Nevada, c’è una vera e propria emergenza: i topi prendono d’assalto i libri! Per risolvere il problema Jan Louch, dipendente della biblioteca, propone di far entrare nel team un collega molto speciale: un gatto, per dare, come è naturale, la caccia ai topi. Dopo il «lavoro», lo zelante gattone ama sonnecchiare in una scatola della Baker & Taylor, azienda americana leader nella distribuzione di libri, e Jan decide di chiamarlo Baker. Ma da solo il micio non può stare, così, dopo due mesi, Jan decide di dargli un compagno: Taylor, ovviamente.
Amati dai bibliotecari e coccolati da tutti i frequentatori della biblioteca, i mici diventano vere e proprie star quando la Baker & Taylor li proclama testimonial ufficiali dell’azienda. Le loro foto appaiono ovunque: su poster, magliette, borse, segnalibri… Il risultato: centinaia di visitatori giungono da ogni parte degli Stati Uniti per accarezzare le due celebrità a quattro zampe!
In un appassionante resoconto, Jan Louch ci racconta le avventure di Baker e Taylor, i due simpatici gatti bibliotecari che hanno lasciato le loro impronte nei cuori di tutti gli abitanti di Minden, e non solo.
- ISBN: 8867023039
- Casa Editrice: Tre60
- Pagine: 388
Full disclosure: this is in no way an unbiased opinion. My grandmother was the co-owner of the cats and appears many times in the book, I know Jan Louch, and I knew the cats well. In fact, I used to work off my library fines by helping out in the library, and one of the things I did was brush the ca Leggi tutto
If you work at the library, as I do, you know that most libraries order their books from the book retailer company "Baker and Taylor." In a small library in Nevada a Scottish Fold cat was adopted by a library to get a mouse problem under control. He was named Baker and soon the librarians decided he Leggi tutto
A truly heart-warming tale of not only the cats but Jan Louch's life after divorce too. The library staff and patrons are all part of this pair of Scottish Fold cats life in the stacks! I told myself I wouldn't cry but the tears came regardless-a well done farewell.
I know it’s 2019 and this book is several years old but still, it’s going to be one of the best books I read in 2019 because there’s just nothing that can top it! I learned so, so much! If you ever want to know the realities and struggles of just about every library and library worker read this. Als Leggi tutto
"The True Tails of Baker and Taylor," library cats in the small town of Minden, in the Carson Valley of western Nevada. Written by one of the town librarians, the cats were sponsored by a wholesale book distributor to libraries. It's not particularly well-written, but the cats were charming, and a b Leggi tutto
Oh my, but how I loved this story of two famous cats--well, famous to anyone who has worked in a library, especially in the 1980s. Jan Louch was hired as a librarian at the Douglas County Public Library in what was then the little town of Minden, Nevada, about 40 miles south of Reno. A few years late Leggi tutto
Cute story, but the writing was on par with a grandma who writes a recipe blog for church. Not engaging writing nor particularly well-written. At least the cat stories are cute.
This book combines two of the good things in life: books and cats, and Jan Louch got to be around both as a librarian. How awesome is that? I mean, for books and cat lovers, that must sound like heaven. It's nice knowing that libraries could be homes for cats too. This book was cute at some parts an Leggi tutto
Wonderful memoir about two library cats and Jan, the librarian who cared for them for fifteen years. I thoroughly enjoyed the first person POV, and all the wonderful insight to the workings of the library system and librarians, and a glimpse into an earlier time in American history, and so many chan Leggi tutto
I loved this book! If you love cats and books this is a must read! Baker and Taylor were famous, and they wormed their way into my heart by just reading this. Had I known of them while they lived I would definitely have traveled to their library to meet them!
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